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Chef's Night Out

From Four-Star Restaurants to Neighborhood Favorites: 100 Top Chefs Tell You Where (and How!) to Enjoy America

Andrew Dornenburg, Karen Page


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Where great chefs go to eat and gain inspiration . . .

For the country's leading chefs, experiencing restaurants fully from the diner's side of the table is crucial to their creative and professional development. Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page present the wisdom of the nation's top chefs about their favorite places to eat across America.

With opinions about four-star restaurants as well as favorite neighborhood 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 twenty-five of the top restaurant cities across the country. Renowned photographer Michael Donnelly captures the adventures of these leading chefs.

The book includes a special section entitled "10 Steps to Educating a Palate", which will make anyone a better diner-and even a better cook-and also features sidebars which provide readers with special insights into local and ethnic cuisines, matching foods with the best wines, ordering more creatively and knowledgeably in any type of restaurant, and much more.

Wiley, 9780471363453, 368pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2001

About the Author

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.