The owner of fine-dining restaurants, brasseries, and bistros in New York, Palm Beach, Miami, Vancouver, Beijing, London, and Singapore, Daniel Boulud was born in 1955 in St-Pierre-de-Chandieu, France, near the gastronomic capital of Lyon. A childhood spent on his family’s farm left Boulud with an appreciation of fresh, seasonal ingredients. As a young man, he apprenticed for top French chefs, including Roger Verge, Georges Blanc, and Michel Guerard. Boulud arrived in the States in 1982; 11 years later, he opened the eponymous French dining room, Daniel, one of Manhattan’s most acclaimed restaurants.
We suggest celebrating his birthday with this classic Salade Lyonnaise recipe from our archives, featuring juicy, pistachio-studded, Lyon-style sausage.