Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud will officially open his new restaurant “DBGB” on New York’s Lower East Side tonight. Boulud recently remodeled his first four-starred restaurant “Daniel” and also owns Cafe Boulud, and DB Bistro Moderne.
DBGB will offer mostly burgers and sausages with a French slant, fruits de mer platters and roast chicken, as well as beer from all over the world including micro-brews from Belgium and Germany and 24 different drafts.
Florence Fabricant with the NYTimes says DBGB is divided by open shelves holding a museum of copper cookware donated by dozens of chefs from around the world, with the bar on one side of the pots and casual dining room on the other.
Chef Boulud will also join more than three dozen top chefs at Rockefeller Center tonight for “Sweet & Savory: A Global Street Food Festival”to raise money for the charity Citymeals-on-Wheels.
“So many of these chefs have memories of eating street food and being fascinated by tasting food this way from all over the world,”Citymeals Executive Director Marcia Stein said in a telephone interview with Bloomberg’s Patrick Cole. “They like the challenge of trying to act out what they would cook if they had a street cart in the middle of Bangkok”
Citymeals lost more than $500,000 in funding from Bear Stearns and a hedge-fund donor which leaves 18,000 elderly New Yorkers — the number of people Citymeals normally provides food to — under funded.
“When the money you raise goes to feeding someone who is 95 years old and blind, we can’t say to them that we will come back when the economy turns around in 2010, and we’ll be back with your meal later,”said Marcia Stein. “You’ve got to get that meal to them every day”
“Sweet & Savory: A Global Street Food Festival”is tonight at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. General-admission tickets are $600 each, and a pair of VIP tickets starts at $2,500. Information: +1-212-687-1290; http://www.citymeals.org.