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Chefs of Betony Come to Visit

We are always happy to have visitors at our Union, NJ office. When Chef Bryce Shuman of Betony in NYC made the trip, along with two chefs from his kitchen, he came bearing gifts.

From left to right: Alex, Pierre, Chef Bryce, Ariane, John, Chef Jack.

The first was an autographed dish for the wall of plates in our dining hall. The message reads: “Dear Ariane, Thank you for being one of our partners in greatness for many years, and for many more to come.  -Bryce and the team at Betony.”

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A dish from the team at Betony that will hang on our wall of plates in the dining hall.

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Seeing Stars: What is the Michelin Guide?

Have you ever wondered about the Michelin Guide and its stars? The Guide (pronounced geed in French) gives out stars from 1 to 3 when it reviews restaurants; this is the most prestigious rating that a restaurant can get. The acquisition or loss of a star can have dramatic effects on the success of a restaurant. See the entertaining film The Hundred-Foot Journey to see what restaurants will do to keep their stars. So what do the stars represent?

One star: “A very good restaurant in its category”

Two stars:  “Excellent cooking, worth a detour”

Three stars: “Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”

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A Little History of the Guide

The Michelin Guide actually started as a way to sell more tires. By 1900 the tire makers André and Édouard Michelin had been in business for 11 years, primarily making bicycle tires. They were ready for the automobile age, even though they had a very limited audience for their car tires. There were only 3,000 cars in all of France at the time! In order to encourage use, and wear and tear on the tires, the brothers hit on a brilliant idea: write a guide book for hotels and restaurants that would entice motorists to make some road trips.

The original Michelin Guides were free and contained maps, instructions for changing and repairing tires, lists of mechanics, gas stations and other useful information for travelers.

Aventure Michelin - Clermont-Ferrand - 30/01/2012 - photos Bastien et François BAUDIN / Agence AUSTRAL

Aventure Michelin – Clermont-Ferrand – 30/01/2012 – photos Bastien et François BAUDIN / Agence AUSTRAL

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Duckspotting @ Daniel, New York City

Duckspotting is snapping & sending in pics of dishes from your favorite restaurants, made with D’Artagnan ingredients! We supply restaurants all over the country & love to see what creative chefs are doing with our products. Keep sending them in!

Our porcelet de lait in a beautiful preparation at Daniel.

Our porcelet de lait in a beautiful preparation at Daniel.

Here’s a tempting dish from Daniel Boulud’s eponymous NYC restaurant, Daniel. It’s the creation of Executive Chef Jean Francois Bruel and Chef de Cuisine Eddy Leroux.

Duo of Quebec Suckling Pig, Roasted Chop with Smoked Paprika and Daikon Radish Sauerkraut, Crispy Belly with Pee-Wee Potatoes, Honeycrisp Apple Confit & Ommegang Beer Jus

Daniel, 60 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10065  |   for reservations click here or call (212)288-0033

Dining out & spot some fabulous dishes made with D’Artagnan ingredients? Snap a pic & email with the details to alishah@dartagnan.com We’ll give you & the restaurant a shout out!

Duckspotting @ Ouest, New York City

Duckspotting is snapping & sending in pics of dishes from your favorite restaurants, made with D’Artagnan ingredients! We supply restaurants all over the country & love to see what creative chefs are doing with our products. Keep sending them in!

D’Artagnan Berkshire Pork Chop wrapped in Jambon de Bayonne

Where: Ouest

What: Chef de Cuisine Lev Gerwirtzman’s beautiful Berkshire Pork Chop Saltimbocca with Caramelized Onion Farro, Grilled Radicchio and Mushroom-Balsamic Demi Glace

How: Ouest Retaurant is @ 2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024  |   for reservations click here or call (212)580-8700

Dining out & spot some fabulous dishes made with D’Artagnan ingredients? Snap a pic & email with the details to alishah@dartagnan.com We’ll give you & the restaurant a shout out!

Duckspotting @ La Esquina, New York City

Duckspotting is snapping & sending in pics of dishes, from your favorite restaurants, made with D’Artagnan ingredients! We supply restaurants all over the country & love to see what creative chefs are doing with our products. Keep sending them in!

 

Where: La Esquina

What: Chef Akhtar Nawab makes a killer pepita mole sauce – here, it finishes arepa dumplings and our Rohan duck breast.

How: La Esquina is @ 114 Kenmare, New York, NY 10012  |   Reservations for the brasserie are taken 21 days or 3 weeks to the day. Call (646) 613-7100

There are 3 ways to enjoy a meal at celebrity favorite, La Esquina – at the walkup taqueria (open daily from 8am – 2am), the street level cafe (open for lunch from 12-4pm, sunset menu from 4-5pm, then dinner 5-midnight, 1am on Fridays & Saturdays, weekend brunch from 11am-3:45pm) and the underground brasserie – see above for reservations. Hidden behind a secret door, the basement level brasserie is well worth the wait. The dinner-only space features an expanded menu, over 200 premium tequilas and nightly live DJ’s from 11pm-2am.

Dining out & spot some fabulous dishes made with D’Artagnan ingredients? Snap a pic & email with the details to alishah@dartagnan.com We’ll give you & the restaurant a shout out

Duckspotting @ Bouley, New York City

Duckspotting is snapping & sending in pics of dishes, from your favorite restaurants, made with D’Artagnan ingredients! We supply restaurants all over the country & love to see what creative chefs are doing with our products. Keep sending them in!

 

Beautiful D'Artagnan Wagyu Beef Cheeks @ Bouley

Beautiful D'Artagnan Wagyu Beef Cheeks @ Bouley

 

Where: Bouley Restaurant

What: Chef de Cuisine Brian Bistrong’s Slow Braised Kobe-Style Beef Cheeks with Ricotta Gnocchi, Blue Kale

How: Bouley is at 163 Duane Street, New York, NY 10013  |   for reservations click here or call (212)964-2525

Bouley Restaurant is open Monday – Saturday, 11:30am – 11:30pm  |  Dress Code: Casual celebratory, jackets are required.

 

Dining out & spot some fabulous dishes made with D’Artagnan ingredients? Snap a pic & email with the details to alishah@dartagnan.com We’ll give you & the restaurant a shout out!