We love food from around the world.
From Korean barbecue to Italian pasta to Indian curry to Argentine beef to tofu from Japan, we'll eat it and love it -- as long as it's prepared well, of course.
Although our taste buds can be tempted by a variety of dishes and styles from near and far, one still stands atop of them all.
As much as we may not like to admit it's true, French cuisine started it all by laying out classic culinary techniques -- if you want to be a good cook, you have to know the French way of doing things.
This weekend, one of the greatest French chefs in the world, Daniel Boulud, will be visiting Cafe Boulud for the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival, a signing of his new book, and a special menu tasting based on its recipes.
In addition to hosting the kickoff to the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival on Friday at Cafe Boulud -- that event is sold out -- Boulud will sign copies of his new cookbook, Daniel: My French Cuisine, just in time for Christmas (hint, hint), on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.
During the signing, the restaurant will host a special brunch featuring dishes inspired by recipes in the publication -- it'll give you a frame of reference on how badly you've messed it up. Copies will be available for sale in the restaurant for $60 apiece.
For anyone unable to make the brunch, a special four-course prix fixe dinner will be offered from Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. that highlights menu items influenced by the homey preparations from the book. The cost is $55 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.
Cafe Boulud is located at 301 Australian Ave. in Palm Beach. Call 561-655-6060, or visit danielnyc.com.
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