Daniel Boulud must pay $1.3 million in damages to a man who swallowed a wire brush bristle at his Bistro Modern in NYC. Although his petit fours are beautiful, Boulud is a tough cookie. He’s appealing the damage award although his insurance will probably cover it.
Boulud was sued by some his employees for wage theft. He fought it tooth and nail and like the brush and bristle case, in the end he had to pay. About $1.5 million in a New York civil action and some undisclosed big bucks in a Federal Court Settlement.
We hope Daniel isn’t bristle-ing too bad over all of this.