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Office of the Provost
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Dartmouth College
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Dan Barber
February 2011

Dan Barber

Dan Barber, chef at and founder of Blue Hill in Greenwich Village, a restaurant that, since its opening in 2000, has received high praise. Mr. Barber is a passionate and eloquent defender of local farm communities. He is the creative director of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, a working farm (with its own restaurant) on a former Rockefeller estate in Tarrytown, NY that supplies locally grown and seasonal ingredients to Blue Hill. The James Beard Foundation named Mr. Barber the top chef in America in 2009, and Time put him on its 2009 list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.” Writing in the New York Times in 2006, Frank Bruni awarded Blue Hill three stars (“excellent”) and remarked that, because of Mr. Barber’s emphasis on locally grown and raised food, there is in New York City “no other restaurant [that] makes as serious and showy an effort to connect diners to the origins of their food as Blue Hill. Here the meals have backstories, lovingly rendered by servers who announce where the chanterelles were foraged and how the veal was fed. It’s an exercise in bucolic gastronomy, and it might be slightly cloying if it weren’t so intensely pleasurable.”

 

 

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