For Mom with Love: Executive Chef Chris Coleman of Petaluma in NYC Shares His Mom-Inspired Recipe for Perfectly Pan-Seared Day Boat Scallops

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve asked chefs to share a recipe inspired by their own mom. Chris Coleman, Executive Chef of Petaluma, tells you how to make his sumptuous seared scallops that would make any mother proud! Chef Chris Coleman credits so much of his success in the kitchen to his lovely mother, Bettie Elizabeth. [...]

From Mom with Love: Chef Art Smith of Art & Soul, Southern Art + Table 52 Shares Mom Addie Mae Smith’s Recipe for Chicken and Dumplings

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve asked chefs to share a recipe inspired by their own mom. Oprah Winfrey’s favorite, Art Smith, Executive Chef and owner of Art and Soul in Washington, D.C., Southern Art and Bourbon Bar in Atlanta, Georgia, and Table Fifty-Two in Chicago, Illinois, tells you how to make Chicken and Dumplings just like his [...]

From Mom with Love: Executive Chef Banks White of FIVE Restaurant in Berkeley, California, Shares His Mom’s Recipe for Butttery Pound Cake

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve asked chefs to share a recipe inspired by their own mom. First up, Banks White, Executive Chef of FIVE restaurant in Berkeley, California, gives us the scoop on his mother’s pound cake. Chef Banks grew up in Texas, living in Austin and Marshall, for many years. “Cooking really was [...]

James Beard Awards 2012: Inside Michael Murphy’s Annual Rosé Bowl

We’re eagerly anticipating the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards on Monday, May 7, 2012. To get the party started, Michael Murphy did just that. Once again, OpenTable had the great pleasure of sponsoring Mr. Murphy’s Annual Rosé Bowl at Jonathan Waxman’s Barbuto restaurant in Manhattan. A fete for San Francisco’s nominees, attendees included many bold-faced Bay Area names, [...]

Batali + Bastianich Bring Babbo Restaurant Reservations to OpenTable

Babbo has been in business for nearly 15 years, yet it remains one of Manhattan’s most sought-after reservations. So, you can imagine my joy at the news that Babbo would be joining the other fine restaurants in the B&B Hospitality Group, such as Del Posto, Felidia, and Lupa, in making Babbo reservations available on OpenTable. [...]

12 Female Chefs Making Women’s History in Restaurant Kitchens Around the U.S.

Every time the James Beard Foundation Award nominees are announced, the conversation usually turns to the dearth of top female chefs. Still outnumbered in the kitchen by their male counterparts, more and more, women are taking back the burner at some of the country”s best restaurants. We’ve rounded up a few from several major cities [...]

OpenTable Chefs on TV: Tune in to See Your Fave Chefs!

This week, we’re watching… Tuesday, 11PM: Catch Bobby Flay (Mesa Grill) compete against Michelle Bernstein (Michy’s) on Iron Chef America. [Cooking Channel] Wednesday, 12:35AM: Mario Batali (Del Posto) visits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. [NBC] Thursday, 11AM: Tyler Florence (Wayfare Tavern) goes in search of the Ultimate pizza. [Cooking Channel] Thursday, 1pM: Easy Entertaining with [...]

Happy Fat Tuesday from New Orleans Chef Tenney Flynn of GW Fins!

Chef Tenney Flynn isn’t a New Orleans native, but after more than 20 years in the Big Easy, he’s not necessarily a tourist either. When he’s not serving up the city’s finest seafood dishes at GW Fins during Mardi Gras, Chef Flynn is watching the action from his French Quarter balcony. What’s been happening at [...]

Heartland Restaurant Chef Lenny Russo Recommends the Chef’s Table for Romance

Minnesota chef Lenny Russo of Heartland Restaurant + Farm Direct Market in St. Paul has been cooking professionally for more than 30 years, during which time he’s amassed numerous accolades, both locally and nationally, including being named a 2010 and 2011 James Beard Foundation Best Chef Midwest Nominee. Serving contemporary Midwestern cuisine, Chef Russo’s ingredients [...]