There have been a flurry of Chef Q in the blogosphere lately, but Gothamists sit-down with Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park really stood out for us. Part of it was the chefs unabashed enthusiasm for three-star European chefs nobody has ever heard of. (Nobody, that is, who reads blogs.) Then there was this tidbit, which interviewer Hugh Merwin saved for last: After this years James Beard Awards, Humm threw an informal party at Eleven Madison. The highlight was 80 drunken guests pouring into the kitchen, where Daniel Boulud made scrambled eggs with truffles. This just highlights an important food rule: Always follow Boulud. Last year, the highlight of the after-party at Thor was Boulud jumping up on the bar and spraying everyone with champagne at three in the morning. If you cant hang out with the man, at least read about it in Gothamist.
Daniel Humm, Chef [Gothamist]