Chef's Night Out: From Four-star Restaurants to Neighborhood Favorites, Top Chefs Tell You Where (and How!) to Enjoy America's Best

Chef's Night Out: From Four-star Restaurants to Neighborhood Favorites, Top Chefs Tell You Where (and How!) to Enjoy America's Best


By (author) Andrew Dornenburg, By (author) Karen Page, Photographs by Michael Donnelly

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 25mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 27 February 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0471363456
  • ISBN 13: 9780471363453
  • Illustrations note: colour photographs

Product description

For America's leading chefs, experiencing restaurants fully from the diner's side of the table is crucial to their creative and professional development. This work presents the wisdom of the nation's top chefs concerning their favourite places to eat across America. With opinions about four-star restaurants as well as favourite neighbourhood haunts, 100 of America's top chefs-including Rick Bayless (Frontera Grill, Chicago), Daniel Boulud (Restaurant Daniel, New York), Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill and Ciudad, Los Angeles), and Lydia Shire (Biba and Pignoli, Boston) share their insights about where to dine and how to maximize the dining experience in more than 25 of the top restaurant cities across the country.

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Author information

About the authors: Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page are coauthors of a groundbreaking series of books chronicling America's vibrant restaurant culture, including the James Beard Award-winning Becoming a Chef. Dornenburg has cooked professionally in some of the best restaurants on the East Coast, including Arcadia, JUdson Grill, and March in New York City, and Biba and the East Coast Grill in Boston. He attended the School for American Chefs, where he studied with Madeleine Kamman. Page, the recipient of the 1997 Melitta Bentz Award for Women's Achievement, is a graduate of the Harvard Business School (whose alumnae network she heads) and Northwestern University, which named her to The Council of 100 (leading alumnae). About the photographer: Michael Donnelly is a New York-based photographer whose work has appeared in Elle, House & Garden, Travel & Leisure, and the World of Interiors.

Review quote

"The incisive, hip writing team of Dornenburg and Page style their sophisticated yet democratic guidebook to chefs' favorite restaurants as a peek into today's great culinary minds... Sidebars and personal stories are the real gems...Dornenburg and Page's books sell well, and this one should be no exception."--Publisher's Weekly

Table of contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Leading Chefs Interviewed for Chef's Night Out; Restaurants Mentioned in Chef's Night Out; PART I. Why Eat Out? You Are What You Eat: The Importance of Dining Out; PART II; How to Taste: Ten Steps to Educating a Palate and Becoming a Better Cook; PART III; How to Dine: Eating Like a Chef: Cultivating Discrimination and Appreciation; PART IV; Where the Chefs Eat: A Guide to Chefs' Favorite Spots and How You Can Enjoy Them, Too; Appendix.; Index.