Daniel Boulud

Where to Eat Now: everything you need to know about dining in Toronto in 2014 Where to Eat Now: everything you need to know about dining in Toronto in 2014

By Mark Pupo | Photography by Dave Gillespie | Illustrations by Kagan McLeod I’d gladly spend every night in a bar seat facing the open kitchen at Chantecler. Two scruffy young chefs squeeze past one another in a tiny space, cooking with a tabletop deep fryer and an electric stove. Despite the constraints, they produce… Read more »

Hear Momofuku’s David Chang talk at Terroir 2014, the year’s most important ... Hear Momofuku’s David Chang talk at Terroir 2014, the year’s most important foodie gathering

Anyone who’s seriously into food should consider attending this year’s Terroir Symposium. The annual conference is like a State of the Union for the Canadian hospitality industry: an educational assembly of chefs, food writers and other obsessives, all gathered to philosophize about food and wine with the rigour of professors. The list of speakers at… Read more »

Must-Try: the inventive grapefruit givré dessert at Café Boulud Must-Try: the inventive grapefruit givré dessert at Café Boulud

Café Boulud’s stunning grapefruit givré is the highlight of its dinner menu. It’s also an import from New York. Ghaya Oliveira, the young Tunisian-born executive pastry chef at Manhattan’s Bar Boulud, has been lauded for her refined and innovative desserts, but none more so than this one (you can even watch her make it with Daniel Boulud… Read more »

Top Chef Canada recap, episode 3: the Boulud touch Top Chef Canada recap, episode 3: the Boulud touch

TOP CHEF CANADA Season 3, Episode 3 Previous Episode Next Episode Daniel Boulud has gone two for two on Top Chef Canada: both Dale Mackay and Carl Heinrich, the winners of season one and two respectively, spent time in one of the New York chef’s many outposts before going on to win the title. However, based on the performance of…

Critic: we review Cafe Boulud, the casual Yorkville bistro from New York chef Da... Critic: we review Cafe Boulud, the casual Yorkville bistro from New York chef Daniel Boulud

Toronto expected four-star French dining from Cafe Boulud in the Four Seasons. Instead, the city got another trendy two-star bistro By Jared Bland | Photography by Emma McIntyre Café Boulud 60 Yorkville Ave., 416-963-6000 cafeboulud.com Daniel Boulud is a very famous chef. Perhaps you know him from TV, where he’s been a frequent judge on Top… Read more »

The 15 Toronto restaurants recommended in Where Chefs Eat, a new culinary guideb... The 15 Toronto restaurants recommended in Where Chefs Eat, a new culinary guidebook

Where Chefs Eat is a new 633-page collection of answers to a very simple question: where to go for a good meal? Those answers are from some 400 of the world’s top chefs, including Ferran Adria, Daniel Boulud, David Chang, Fergus Henderson and Rene Redzepi, as well as Toronto chefs Michael Steh, formerly of Reds, and Claudio Aprile, chef and owner of… Read more »

The Month That Was: the Toronto restaurants and bars that opened and closed in O... The Month That Was: the Toronto restaurants and bars that opened and closed in October

Opening Café Boulud and dBar—The third Café Boulud and 14th restaurant in Daniel Boulud’s portfolio isn’t the buzziest arrival in recent weeks, but it probably wasn’t designed to be. The casual bistro, with its tidy four-part menu, is more of a neighbourhood spot than a fine dining destination. Read our Introducing post » Richmond Station—Top… Read more »

The Way We Eat Now: how foraging infiltrated fine dining and became a foodie phe... The Way We Eat Now: how foraging infiltrated fine dining and became a foodie phenomenon

By Emily Landau | Photographs by Emma McIntyre On a late-summer evening, I descended into the Don Valley with 50 well-to-do Torontonians—mostly middle-aged couples in chinos, linen suits and sandals. We paid $50 each to identify edible plants. Like churning your own butter or whittling your own driftwood spoons, foraging—finding and harvesting food from wild… Read more »

Introducing: Café Boulud, Daniel Boulud’s new casual fine-dining restaurant a... Introducing: Café Boulud, Daniel Boulud’s new casual fine-dining restaurant at the Four Seasons

Last Friday, chef Daniel Boulud officially opened the doors of his first Toronto venture, Café Boulud, the third restaurant of that name (there’s one in New York and another in Palm Beach), and the 14th in his ever-expanding empire. Taking a corner space in the shiny new Four Seasons flagship, the Café aspires to be a go-to local haunt… Read more »

Introducing: Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, the haute brand’s new flagship Introducing: Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, the haute brand’s new flagship

Less than a week ago, Toronto hotelier Issy Sharp cut the ribbon on the new Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, a 55-storey tower at Bay and Yorkville containing 26 elevators, hundreds of iPads and a $15,000-a-night royal suite. As fond as we were of the old Avenue and Bloor location, we have to admit that the new hotel—the brand’s new… Read more »

GALLERY: Issy Sharp and Daniel Boulud cut the ribbon on the new Four Seasons Hot... GALLERY: Issy Sharp and Daniel Boulud cut the ribbon on the new Four Seasons Hotel

Fittingly, the Four Seasons, Toronto’s homegrown hotel chain, capped the recent parade of luxury lodgings openings in the city. The company, which operates 88 locations, opened its flagship in Yorkville last week, and a tanned chef Daniel Boulud, television personality Liza Fromer and Ontario tourism minister Michael Chan were among those who showed up for the ribbon-cutting,… Read more »

Café Boulud opens at the new Four Seasons Café Boulud opens at the new Four Seasons

Although it hasn’t received quite the same fevered attention that accompanied the arrival of the Momofuku complex, Daniel Boulud’s new Café Boulud, the New York chef’s 14th restaurant, is arguably just as big a get for the Toronto food scene (cue the usual hand-wringing about the city’s perpetual need for affirmation from outside).

Daniel Boulud announces the chef de cuisine for Toronto’s Café Boulud Daniel Boulud announces the chef de cuisine for Toronto’s Café Boulud

If all goes according to plan, Yorkville’s Café Boulud, the 15th-or-so location in Daniel Boulud’s ever-growing empire, will open its doors at the foot of the new Four Seasons on October 5. Helming the kitchen will be Tyler Shedden, a B.C. native who previously worked as the private dining room chef at Boulud’s Michelin three-star flagship Daniel… Read more »

The best restaurants in North America are all in the U.S., according to Newsweek The best restaurants in North America are all in the U.S., according to Newsweek

For its August 13 and 20 double issue, the editors of Newsweek put together a Restaurant magazine–style list of the 101 best places to eat in the world by consulting 53 of the “finest chefs” (including the likes of David Chang, Lidia Bastianich, Marcus Samuelsson and Anthony Bourdain, who’s usually the first to protest that… Read more »

Reasons to Love Toronto: No. 12, because fancy food is back Reasons to Love Toronto: No. 12, because fancy food is back

By Emily Landau In the recession-stricken aughties, eating out in Toronto was a humble affair—chefs catered to thrifty diners by opening neighbourhood bistros that served sensible comfort food on mismatched dishes. But last year, Aria, a lavish new Italian restaurant, opened adjacent to Maple Leaf Square and reminded us how divine fine dining can be…. Read more »