Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. Today, we are focusing our fickle attention on Chef Daniel Boulud, who took home yet another James Beard Award at the start of the month, and just opened a London outpost of Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park.
Company Daniel Boulud
What MADE Him Haute: His establishments have defined the haute dining scene for more than a decade. In 2009, he opened DBGB Kitchen & Bar, a “lowdown downtown place where the French brasserie meets the American tavern,” and his Restaurant Daniel was awarded three stars in the 2010 Michelin Guide, the book’s highest rating.
What MAKES Him Haute Now: In addition to the fact that he can now boast another James Beard award, which he won on May 3, 2010, for “Outstanding Restaurant” for Daniel in NYC, he also claimed the 8th spot from Restaurant Magazine in a ranking of the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants.” This former Haute Living Ambassador of Culinary Arts is now making headlines across the pond for his first foray into the European market. Our favorite international jetsetters will have the chance to check out his venture on their summer vacays in London this year at Bar Boulud in the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. The 169-seat bistro welcomed its first guests on May 6 and offers tantalizing menu with choices like coq au vin and steak tartare, and also a “Yankee” burger and frites.
Chef Boulud’s bylines on HauteLiving.com: