Back in ’09, restaurateur Daniel Boulud gave us some advice on shopping in markets for his slew of upscale, New York restaurants (Daniel, Bar Boulud, DB Bistro Moderne, and DBGB). And now it seems that the charming Frenchman is on the market himself.
In explaining techniques for finding good produce, Boulud told BlackBook, “When you go to the market, you use your eyes to spot the good things; you use your brain to look a the price and compare; then you use your nose. Sometimes you can use your hands, but often farmers don’t like when you touch things.” Well now, Boulud is having to use the sixth sense: his heart. Gawker reports that Boulud is calling it quits with his half-French wife, Michelle “Micky” Palmer Boulud. The couple have a college-aged daughter, Alix. Our condolences to Chef Boulud, and let us know if one day down the road we can play matchmaker!