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Chef David has received numerous recognitions including Food and Wine’s Best New Chef in 2003, a Michelin 1-star at Sona for three consecutive years, Best New Restaurant for Hinoki & the Bird from Esquire, Angeleno, and Bon Appetit in 2013, 2008 GQ Man of Style, and 2016 G Restaurant Award of Excellence for Adrift. 

THE BURGER AT BLEU BLANC – A RESTAURANT FASHIONED AFTER A PROVENÇAL-STYLE FARMHOUSE – DOESN’T DISAPPOINT. TOPPED WITH CHEDDAR, CARAMELIZED ONIONS AND ARUGULA, IT’S NOT THE SAME AS THE COMME ÇA BURGER, BUT THE TWO SHARE ENOUGH IN COMMON THAT I FEEL A QUAKE OF LUST AND FAMILIARITY ON FIRST BITE.
— ALYSSA SCHWARTZ, Food & Wine, December 2017
 
 
 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

 

•  Michelin 1-star, 2007, 2008, 2009 Sona, Los Angeles

•  G Restaurant Awards, 2016, Award of Excellence

•  Food & Wine, 2003, Best New Chef

•  Angeleno, 2004, Chef of the Year

•  James Beard Foundation, 2004, “Rising Star Chef of the Year” (Nominated)

•  Wine Spectator Grand Award, 2006 – 2010

•  Best Chef Pacific, 2008

•  GQ, 2008, “Man of Syle”

•  LA Weekly, 2013, 4-star review and “Top Ten Best New Restaurants”

•  Los Angeles Times, 2013, Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants

•  Los Angeles Magazine, 2013, 3-star review and “Best New Restaurants”

•  Food & Wine, 2013, America’s best lobster rolls

•  E! Online, 2013, Chicest Restaurants in LA

•  Time Out LA, 2013, Best looking restaurant in LA 

•  Restaurant Hospitality, 2013, Best sandwiches in America

•  Zagat National, 2013, Country’s hottest openings

•  Esquire, 2013, “Best new Restaurants”

•  Angeleno, 2013, “Best Restaurant Design Award”

•  Bon Appetit, 2013, “50 Best New Restaurants”

•  The Hollywood Reporter, 2014, “Top Power Lunch Restaurants”

•  Esquire, 2017, "Man at His Best Awards", Chef of the Year

 
 

 

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