Paul Denamiel

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Paul Denamiel is the owner and executive chef of Le Rivage, a traditional French restaurant located on New York's historic "Restaurant Row". Paul attended the prestigious CIA and went on to work at Le Cirque, learning from French masters Daniel Boulud and Jacques Torres. When his time at Le Cirque came to an end, Paul traveled to France, spending a year soaking up culinary knowledge. Upon return...READ MORE

Paul Denamiel is the owner and executive chef of Le Rivage, a traditional French restaurant located on New York’s historic “Restaurant Row”.
Paul attended the prestigious CIA and went on to work at Le Cirque, learning from French masters Daniel Boulud and Jacques Torres. When his time at Le Cirque came to an end, Paul traveled to France, spending a year soaking up culinary knowledge. Upon returning to the states, Paul took over the helm of the family restaurant, Le Rivage, where he has been creating and recreating the classics for 15 years.
Paul was crowned the judges choice winner of Burger Bash at the 2013 New York Wine and Food Festival for his now famous French Onion Soup Burger. Along with his culinary pursuits, Paul donates time to charities such as Warriors In Motion, and Autism Speaks. Paul also works with brands like Thomas English Muffins, Titos Vodka and Sir Kensington’s Ketchup on various culinary projects.

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What is your favorite restaurant in NYC?Depends on what i'm in the mood for. There are so many amazing places with the most talented chefs in the country- it's too hard to chooseWhat is your ultimate meal?A meal where i am surrounded by good friends and family is always the ultimate mealWhat three things are always in your pantry?Pantry items- salt, olive oil- and lots of spices- Those three are start of any good mealIf you weren't a chef, what would you be?Race Car driverWhat is the best advice you have ever been given, and from whom? Always have a sharp knife- every chef i grew up working for