Tag Archives: Dave Beran

Reflections on The Bocuse D’Or 2015

I have now attended each of the past four Bocuse d’Or competitions in Lyon starting in 2009 and each has been special in its own way, filled with hope and promise. This last one was best of all as the […]

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Next:Sicily – Dinner at a Sicilian Grandmother’s House

The premise was to be a dinner in the home of a Sicilian grandmother. That means abbondanza and amore – plenty of food, cooked with love. As we ate the family style servings at the Kitchen Table of Next: […]

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Eddie Huang, Francis Lam, Next and Sicily

Authenticity. How important is that to a restaurant and what does it really mean? A recent discussion between Eddie Huang and Francis Lam talked about that topic with Mr. Huang coming down hard on non-native chefs gaining accolades cooking cuisines […]

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Sunday Photos – In the Green Room and Beyond at The James Beard Awards

Once the red carpet was through I headed to the Green Room of Avery Fisher hall at Lincoln Center, ground zero for the media covering the event, to partake in festivities and await the winners as they were announced and […]

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Sunday Photos: The Red Carpet at The James Beard Awards 2012

I was lucky enough to attend the James Beard Awards last night in NYC. This annual event, which also acts as a celebration of James Beard’s birthday, brings together luminaries from the culinary world from all over the United States. Here are […]

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The Next Experience – Paris 1906

 
I specifically refrained from reading about other people’s experiences before I dined at Next, the new restaurant from Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas with Dave Beran running the kitchen, so if you are set to dine there within the […]

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