An inspiring look behind the scenes at one of the great restaurants of New York City, and indeed of the world: Daniel. We follow Daniel Boulud, one of the most renowned chefs of our time, through an average day: his breakfast meeting with his staff, discussions with suppliers delivering fresh fish and meat, and a visit to the neighborhood farmer's market, where he picks out the best seasonal vegetables offered that day. This lavishly illustrated volume is both a cookbook (with 100 recipes) and a celebration of a chef and his restaurant. The book provides an intimate, backstage tour of the restaurant and illustrates how Daniel Boulud prepares his impeccable menus, selects the wines, and chooses the flowers - whether it's a romantic dinner for two or a party for 50. This practical yet inspiring book will transport you into the mind of a superb chef and bon vivant. Packed full of easy but impressive recipes, menus, amusing photos and anecdotes from the restaurant's life, this book will appeal to both serious cooks and to those "gourmands" who would prefer to have 3-star chefs cook for them in glamourous surroundings.