FoodPorn Friday: Daniel

“Food should have soul, but the soul is not always in every dish. Sometimes dishes are created because you want some interesting contrast, you want to create something different with the ingredient you have. But that does not mean the dish has found its soul yet.”

So speaks the legendary Daniel Boulud.

Probably my favorite restaurant, oh, EVER, three star Michelin rating Daniel hardly needs anyone to sing its praises, as its status in the restaurant world can only be described as legend (wait for it…) ARY!  With a vegetarian tasting menu to die for, service that’s the epitomie of what fine dining should be, and an exquisite combination of flavors in bite sized portions that are simply perfect for variety on the palate sans the “I’m so stuffed I can’t move” feeling, Daniel is truly the creme de la creme.

We first went here for dinner the night we got engaged, and immediately decided we’d return every January 11th to reminisce that soulful, amazing night…food included.

Let the food porn begin*…


WHERE: Daniel
60 East 65th Street
New York, New York

What’s the most memorable dish you’ve eaten this week?  Describe below!

By: Jessica Tiare Bowen

*apologies for the awful lighting in these…the room was full of candlelight and romantic couples wining and dining, so I didn’t want to be “that girl” using the flash:-)






  • GREAT photos. Totally addictive. #jealous in a good way. just lucky you!

  • Heather says:

    I’ve always wanted to eat here! The food looks beautiful as well as delicious! I did a tasting menu in DC a few weeks ago at Greek restaurant Komi. It was extraordinary! We started with a sunchoke chip covered in creme fraiche and trout roe and ended with roasted goat and pita. The desert was a scrumptious chocolate pudding with candied EVOO and it was quite seriously one of the best things I’ve ever put in my mouth. I can still taste it days later!

    • Used York City says:

      That sounds amazing, Heather! I LOVE tasting menus…granted, they usually come with special occasions or celebrations, but always such a treat to experience!

  • Mike says:

    No kidding on the food porn! I wish you had put descriptions in for each dish. So, I went over to the Daniel site and to their menu to try to figure out my own puzzle ha, ha! The only one I can be positive on here is the Sunchoke Ravioli with Sauteed Black Trumpet. Lordy this all looks sooooo amazing, Jess! Me this week…hmm….a slice of my homemade Potato, Spinach and Cheese Frittata. Lunch time now :)

    • Used York City says:

      Ohhh, that’s a great tip, Mike! I will have to start doing that from now on…maybe you can even replicate the dish at home?!

      The frittata sounds delicious, right up my alley!

  • Kevin says:

    Girl, you need a better camera if you’re going to use that title. 😉

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