Celebrity chef - whose got the best restaurant?
Coming to NYC in midJuly. Want really (really) good food. Will be there 4 days and want to hit a celeb chef's spot one night. 3 of us (all adult), no asian, but italian, american, etc ok. Recommendations ARE greatly appreciated.
What would you define as celebrity chef? For myself, feels like these days almost every chef is a celebrity.
If you mean food competition judge/combatant, one of Colicchio? Marc Forgione?
If you mean chef cooking show (I'm thinking more public television than food network)? Le Bernardin, Felidia, one of David Changs (not traditional asian)?
Thomas Keller's per se
Bobby Flay's Gato
Jean Georges Vongerichten's Jean Georges (Only his eponymous place; none of his others in the city are very good)
Eric Ripert's Le Bernardin
Wyle Dufresne's Alder
Amanda Freitag's Empire Diner
Dan Talde's Talde and Pork Slope (Brooklyn)
Agree with villainx. In NYC its basically the same as asking "what are the best restaurants".
Your best chance of seeing a celebrity in action these days is Gato
Bobby Flay's Gato is probably the best place to experience a recognizable celeb chef in action at the top of his or her game.
Alex Guarnaschelli's Butter sounds great to me, but i've not been yet.
the Batali places are uniformly good, although he's not hands-on, really. i think Lupa is the best bang for your buck.