Prudence Duchene will never forget the day she moved to Key West. It was Aug. 30
Daniel, perhaps my favorite restaurant in the United States, was awarded four stars by the NYTimes Frank Bruni, a reaffirmation of its previous review. Keep in mind, there are just four restaurants in the entire city that hold this distinction, so this is a big deal in the restaurant world. “It’s for coddling…that lovers of fine dining turn to restaurants like Daniel, which safeguards a graciousness that deserves to survive any change in fashions and fortunes.” Unless you have eaten at Daniel or Per Se or Masa, you will never understand the full potential of food and wine as artcraft. While in New York last year, I had the pleasure of dining there once, as well as several times at Bar Boulud, Daniel Boulud’s wine and charcutterie bar. Every time, my senses — taste, smell, sight — were touched in ways that I cannot fully explain, nor will I forget.