In the twenty years since it opened, NYC's Balthazar has been a Soho dining destination that serves half a million meals a year, renowned for its vivid, friendly recreation of a classic French brasserie with a Gotham vibe. Working with the cooperation of legendary restaurateur Keith McNally, and with full access to Balthazar's staff and archives, James Beard Award-nominated journalist Nadelson has created a fascinating profile of a successful, accessible restaurant that continues to stay at the top of its game in one of the world's most competitive environments. Evocative photographs throughout the book might give the impression that this is simply a souvenir, but Nadelson goes more deeply than that to capture the pressure and pace that keeps the restaurant going.
Color photographs throughout. Hardcover.