Daniel Boulud’s New York Diet
Daniel Boulud may live and work on the Upper East Side, but he doesn’t eat there. The chef told the London Independent where he likes to nosh for meals and after hours, revealing that his stomach takes him all over Manhattan. Boulud gets his pizza at Una Pizza Napoletana, his tapas at El Quinto Pino, Cuban sandwiches at Sandy’s Lechoneria in Spanish Harlem, báhn mì at Nicky’s, and “the best sushi after midnight” at Sushi Seki. He takes his staff to Daisy May’s BBQ, but his favorite meal of all can be found at the Four Seasons. “If I want great food I can cook it for myself, but if I want an experience I go to the Four Seasons,” Boulud said. He described the vanilla ice cream and cotton-candy dessert there as “playful, witty and very American; it’s childish but very professional, too.” Childish but professional? We can live with that. We guess. Jeez.