By CRYSTAL GOH
After a six-week-long closure, award-winning chef Daniel Boulud’s New York City restaurant, Daniel, reopened last Monday with a fresh new look, just in time to celebrate the restaurant’s 10th anniversary on Park Avenue.
The French restaurant’s facelift was the work of designer Adam D. Tihany, featuring glass light boxes, wrought-iron wall sconces inspired by tree branches, custom chandeliers with Bernardaud porcelain tiles and a back-lit bar.
Otherwise, the restaurant’s regal neo-classical architecture with 18-foot coffered ceilings, balustrades, arches and pilasters reminiscent of a Venetian Renaissance palazzo, remain intact.
Daniel’s new interior is topped off with six Velasquez-inspired paintings from Spanish artist Manolo Valdés’ private collection, selected by Boulud himself.
For guests who desire a bit more privacy, there’s the Bellecour Room, which accommodates up to 90 guests and is ideal for private functions and corporate celebrations. Reservations at the newly revamped restaurant famous for its seasonal French cuisine are taken one month in advance.