Chef Daniel Boulud — known for New York City’s Daniel, which has three Michelin stars — opens Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental (776 Boylston St. at Ring Rd.) on Sept. 16. Boulud says his first Boston venture will be a “French bistro with an American spirit, and a wonderful wine bar,” with an emphasis on terrines, pate, sausages, and local seafood. The chef has a fondness for Boston. “I used to come here in the days of Julia Child, and many young chefs in New York were sent to me by Barbara Lynch, Michael Schlow, or Ken Oringer. I love young talent,” he says. Aaron Chambers, former executive chef at Boulud Sud in New York City, will be chef de cuisine here. Sommelier Joe Camper got his start at Barbara Lynch’s Menton. Boulud plans frequent visits to oversee the restaurant, catch up with old friends, and eat good food. “Ming Tsai is a longtime friend. So are Jasper White and Michael Leviton,” he says. “I eat an inspiring meal every time I come to this city.” The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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