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Daniel Boulud is the chef and owner of Daniel, the premier French restaurant on New York’s Upper East Side. Born in Lyon, France, Boulud trained as a young man under renowned French chefs like Michel Guérard before making a name for himself in the States beginning in the 1980s. Boulud has taken the New York restaurant scene by storm since his arrival. After serving for years as chef at Le Cirque, Boulud staked his claim by opening his own institutions, including Daniel, Café Boulud, DB Bistro Moderne and Bar Boulud. His empire extends to Miami, Palm Beach, Vancouver, London, Beijing and Singapore — and it doesn’t look like he’s stopping anytime soon. Boulud blends modern elements with traditional French cuisine by using seasonal and market-driven ingredients. His menus at Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Daniel and worldwide reflect location, whether it’s the oven-baked cod with black truffle in New York, the plateau de fruits de mer in Miami or the poached frog's legs in Beijing. Revered as one of the top chefs in the world, Boulud exudes excellence through his food, business ventures and peerless culinary vision.