|Dan Kluger and his boss,|
in the ABC Kitchen
In July, Food & Wine magazine announced its picks in its annual “Best New Chefs” issue. And it came as no surprise to us at all that the magazine had selected Chef Dan Kluger as one of the twelve. If you’ve been lucky enough to snag a table at ABC Kitchen in the Manhattan store of the same name, you’ve experienced why. The fresh flavors and unique spins on old favorites like Eggs Benedict have seduced us. We’ll take a seat at the always-packed bar any chance we get. The restaurant at 35 East 18th Street (Tel: 212-475-5829) is just two blocks north of the Union Square Greenmarket, the largest and arguably best Farmer’s Market in all of New York. In fact, Chef Kluger met the man behind ABC Kitchen at the Market. You may have heard of him: Jean-Georges Vongerichten. According to the chef, the pair bonded at a stand called “Berried Treasures” and before he knew it, Chef Kluger had a new job heading up Jean-George’s Farm to Table Restaurant in the ABC store.