Tuesday, June 26, 2007

After Hours with Daniel on the HD network MOJO Renewed

Where do chefs go for a great meal? And when can they find the time? Award winning celebrity chef/restaurateur/author Daniel Boulud of Daniel, Café Boulud, DB Bistro Moderne and Daniel Boulud Brasserie reveals the answers on the just-renewed After Hours with Daniel on the HD network MOJO. This behind-the-scenes series is a window into the tradition of great chefs gathering after work to cook for each other and wind down with spectacular late-night meals. The ten episode series will premiere in October, 2007 on MOJO.

Season two of After Hours with Daniel is being shot in ten Los Angeles restaurants well loved by the city’s chefs. Each half-hour episode takes place in a different restaurant and culminates in a sumptuous feast prepared by Daniel and his chef friends. Each show begins with Daniel visiting the chosen restaurant and “conspiring” with the head chef for the surprise meal to come. Extremely spirited, sometimes competitive, and often funny, After Hours with Daniel provides viewers with a rare, hi-def look into the world of top chefs that is usually hidden behind locked restaurant doors.

Daniel Boulud was raised on his family’s farm outside of Lyon, a region known as France’s culinary capital. However, it is in New York City that he has made his mark. He trained with some of the great French chefs of the era, and now continues this tradition of apprenticeship by training countless young chefs in his kitchens here in the US.

Daniel has been one of the elite culinary trendsetters in New York City where he has lived and worked for over 25 years. In 1993 Daniel opened his first restaurant, called Daniel. This was followed by Café Boulud in 1998, an expanded and relocated Restaurant Daniel in 1999, and DB Bistro Moderne in 2001. Daniel ventured outside New York City in 2003 with a Café Boulud in the Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach FL and Daniel Boulud Brasserie which opened in the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas in 2005. He is scheduled to open BAR BOULUD, a casual bistro and wine bar in fall 2008 directly across from Manhattan’s Lincoln Center. Further afield, he will open Maison Boulud in Beijing’s Legation Quarter in early 2008.

After Hours with Daniel’s first season on MOJO was filmed at eight of New York City’s restaurants especially well loved by the community of chefs. Boulud has made many television and radio appearances including on The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The Late Show with David Letterman, Emeril Live as well as additional appearances on NBC, CNN, CNBC, PBS, the WB and NPR. He was named “Outstanding Restaurateur” in May 2006 by the James Beard Foundation.

After Hours with Daniel is produced by Tiara Blu Films. The first season aired in the fall of 2006. It was created by Diane Nabatoff and Daniel Boulud. Nabatoff serves as executive producer. Jodi Hurwitz is Executive Producer. Tony Faske is producer. Ivan Dudynsky is Director. Emilio Nunez is executive producer for iN DEMAND. Siobhan Graham is supervising producer.

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