Daniel Boulud Originally from Lyon, France and now one of America’s leading culinary authorities, Daniel Boulud is renowned for the contemporary appeal he brings to soulful cooking rooted in the French tradition. His culinary accolades include James Beard Foundation awards for “Outstanding Restaurateur,” and “Outstanding Chef” and being named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the French government. Among Chef Boulud’s many acclaimed restaurants across the globe in Boston, Las Vegas, London, Miami, Montreal, Palm Beach, Singapore, Toronto, and Washington DC, DANIEL in New York City is consistently listed as one of the world’s finest.