There are no hotter restaurants in New York City right now than Cote and Frenchette, and on this week's episode, we've got the chefs behind both of them: David Shim, the soft-spoken but intensely exacting chef of Cote tells Andrew how and why he gave up aspirations of professional soccer to pursue a pro cooking career, and how he went about designing the food for Cote's unique, modern take on a Korean steakhouse. Then, Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr, the dynamic duo who brought their culinary vision to life at Frenchette, take us all the way back to their early days working for Daniel Boulud and as opening chefs for such landmark New York restaurants as Balthazar. As if that weren't enough, Esquire magazine's food and drinks editor Jeff Gordinierjoins Andrew to help introduce these chefs, and to talk about his brand new book, Hungry. This is a special one--at least we think it is--enjoy!

It's HRN's annual summer fund drive, this is when we turn to our listeners and ask that you make a donation to help ensure a bright future for food radio. Help us keep broadcasting the most thought provoking, entertaining, and educational conversations happening in the world of food and beverage. Become a member today! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have brand new member gifts available. So snag your favorite new pizza - themed tee shirt or enamel pin today and show the world how much you love HRN, just go to

Andrew Talks To Chefs is powered by Simplecast.