Dan Barber


Chef Watch: José Andrés Gets a Prize; The Obamas’ Favorite Chef; Michael Mina’s New Venture, and More

* José Andrés (The Bazaar by José Andrés) will receive the 2010 grand prize from the Vilcek Foundation, “which annually honors the contributions of foreign-born Americans in the areas of art, culture and science” on April 7th at the Mandarin Oriental in New York. [Washington Post] * Restaurateur Donatella Arpaia (Mia Donna) can cook. No, [...]

Last Supper: What’s Your Ideal Final Meal?

When world-renowned chef Thomas Keller (Ad Hoc, Bouchon, The French Laundry, Per Se) lost his beloved father in 2008, he was able to find a bit of comfort in the fact that he’d prepared, carefully and lovingly, his father’s final meal. Keller didn’t know it at the time, but the simple dish of barbecued chicken, [...]

Fast Company’s 10 Most Creative People in Food: And the Winners Are…

Fast Company magazine released its list of the 10 most creative people in food. In addition to OpenTable CEO Jeff Jordan, chef-restaurateurs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Dan Barber made the list. Vongerichten’s restaurants include Chambers Kitchen, Jean Georges, JoJo, Market by Jean Georges, Matsugen, Mercer Kitchen, Nougatine at Jean Georges, Perry Street, Spice Market, Vong, Vong’s [...]

Eat Like a President: From Washington, D.C. to Washington Place

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dined out in the Big Apple this past weekend. So, where in one of the food capitals of the world did they eat? Blue Hill, naturally. The Obamas are committed to sustainable agriculture as indicated by the new White House kitchen garden, and Dan Barber, chef/co-owner of [...]

Garden-to-Plate: More Restaurants Grow Their Own

Coast to coast, more chefs are adding pitchforks to their batterie de cuisine as they create gardens to feed their culinary imaginations — not to mention their diners. From Dan Barber, the doyen of delicious, just-picked ingredients and owner of New York’s Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, to ambitious and environmentally conscious [...]

2009 James Beard Foundation Award Winners

The 2009 James Beard Foundation Award winners have been announced. OpenTable congratulates all the honorees, including: Outstanding Restaurateur Award: Drew Nieporent, Myriad Restaurant Group. Restaurants include Corton, Tribeca Grill, Mai House, and Centrico. Outstanding Chef Award: Dan Barber. Restaurants include Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Outstanding Restaurant: Jean Georges Rising Star Chef [...]