Best pic ever… chefs gather at Extra Fancy for Daniel Boulud’s birthday bash

click for larger, credit Finlay MacKay

From Grub Street:

Not long ago, a group of cooks, bartenders, and restaurant execs gathered at Williamsburg’s Extra Fancy (an industry favorite for post-shift late nights) on the evening of Daniel Boulud’s birthday. Some stayed until sunrise the next morning. The family-tree lines represented here are complex and many: Paul Carmichael was a tournant at wd~50, and in turn Wylie Dufresne was a cook for Alfred Portale; much of the room worked at Gramercy Tavern….

On the night this photo was taken, Roudy Leath, the chef de cuisine at the Meatball Shop’s Upper East Side location, mooned the room. Some worried Boulud would be offended—but Daniel Holzman, the co-owner of the Meatball Shop, said he merely suggested that the man consider spray tan next time he was planning such a stunt: “Your ass is very white,” Holzman said Boulud told Leath.


  1. No Spam says:

    I reallly don’t like that spot. The late-late night bartenders are so pompous and rude.

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