David Bouley once said this frase and completed it by saying: "You won't become a good chef by following recipes!".
The four starred Michelin American chef, born in Connecticut, is best known for his restaurant (french cuisine), Bouley.
With a great back ground, he studied at the renowned Sorbonne in Paris, and has the opportunity to work with amazing chefs like Roger Vergé, Paul Bocuse, Joël Robuchon and Gaston Lenôtre.
Located in TriBeCa, Bouley offers French cuisine with modern Asian influences served in an elegant and intimate setting. In addition to the á la carte menu, the restaurant offers a $55 five course tasting menu for lunch and $175 six course tasting menu for dinner.
David Bouleys second restaurant, Brushstroke, also in TriBeCa, is "a joint venture between Chef Bouley and Japan’s top culinary school, The Tsuji Culinary Institute. Brushstroke offers a brilliant modern interpretation of kaiseki cuisine - a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. Based entirely around tasting menus that change seasonally, kaiseki uses fresh ingredients to build a progression of flavors and sensations, with courses designed to be beautiful, delicious and surprising."
Also, try out Bouley's cooking classes at Test Kitchen, where you'll be able experiment his cuisine with ideal wine pairing at $175/person.
And last, if you're planning an event, but isn't sure where to host your guests, go and visit Bouley Botanical! Chef David Bouley created this space to offer people the possibility of experimenting with all 5 senses while hosting private events (Dinners, Weddings, Corporate Parties, etc). "The venue envelopes your guests in an environ of pure ingredients, featuring 400+ edible species of plants growing in vertical window gardens, supported by the largest bio-dynamic green house in New England."
Bouley Botanical comfortably accommodates parties from 8 to 75 people for seated private dining events and up to 100 people for receptions.
Locations: Bouley - 163 Duane Street, Brushstroke - 30 Hudson Street, Test Kitchen - 88 West Broadway, Bouley Botanical - 281 Church Street
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Bouley