Chef Michael Anthony has been at the helm of New York City’s Gramercy Tavern since 2006. During that time, he has consistently polished one of the true diamonds of the Manhattan restaurant landscape, earning top honors, such as the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef in the nation. But Mike, one of the industry’s true good guys, didn’t grow up dreaming of becoming a chef; he found his way to the kitchen after a traditional college career and travel overseas. In this episode, Mike takes us through his childhood, time in Japan (where he once thought he might stay for life), France, and New York City, where he began his US career working with Daniel Boulud in the original home of Restaurant Daniel. Hear the story of his evolution as a chef and how his path took him to his current, longtime home at Gramercy Tavern.

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