Alfred Portale has enjoyed a stellar career since
graduating first in his class from the Culinary Institute
of America. He worked in several of France's most revered
kitchens, then returned to the United States, and,
beginning in 1985, established himself as one of our most
influential chefs at the Gotham Bar and Grill. Guided by
his vision, Gotham was named "Most Outstanding Restaurant"
in the nation by the James Beard Foundation, which also has
named Portale himself Best Chef in New York City. His first
book, Alfred Portale's Gotham Barand Grill Cookbook,
won the IACP/Julia Child Cookbook Award. He lives with his
wife and children in Manhattan.
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Books:Alfred Portale Simple Pleasures: Home Cooking from the Gotham Bar and Grill's Acclaimed Chef, November 2005