By Chef Derrick Paez

Chicken Boullutine at the Wallflower

Chicken Boullutine at the Wallflower

My cuisine at the Wallflower is: romantic. The truth is I've always had high regard for the French palate - I'm a poet. Currently, we are heading into the fall and winter bounty of the larder, so I am creating harmonious dishes that are approachable.

Bartender Xavier Herit at the Wallflower | Photo credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Bartender Xavier Herit at the Wallflower | Photo credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Pairing with bartender Xavier Herit's cocktails requires: gut intuition, I work from the heart. Plus, I have trained under chef Daniel Boulud and that's where I met Xavier, so we share a similar vein and ascetic.

What I love about working in the West Village is: that the community is very welcoming to the creative spirits.

THE WALLFLOWER
235 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014
T: 646.682.9842 | www.wallflowernyc.com


Chef Derrick Paez's NYC Guide

Photograph courtesy of Chefs Club

Photograph courtesy of Chefs Club

MORNING | Breakfast

Chefs Club

For a Bloody Mary, or maybe Champagne with Eggs Benedict. It is no fuss and a chic and cool space.

275 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012
T: 212.941.1100 | www.chefsclub.com/new-york


SHOPPING | Food & Markets

Di Palo Select | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Di Palo Select | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Di Palo Select

Located in Little Italy, make sure to grab a number when you walk in. A quick nod to either of the brothers there; gauge how long of a line, wait if you must. Make sure to try a few cheeses just to learn insight from Lou or Sal. Pick up some antipasti and a salumi bread while in the store from Parisi Bakery. Next door, the Di Palo Family has a wine shop with cool, hard-to-find wines, hand-selected and imported by them so it's a win win.

200 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013
T: 212.226.1033 | www.dipaloselects.com



RESTAURANTS | Lunch

Curry Mee | Photograph courtesy of Nyonya

Curry Mee | Photograph courtesy of Nyonya

MALAYSIAN | Nyonya

This is located across from Di Palo's and it's my favorite ethnic restaurant in Little Italy. This is a Malaysian restaurant that has my favorite bowl of noodle soup, Curry Mee with Young Tau Foo (egg noodles served in a spicy lemongrass coconut curry with tofu and vegetables stuffed with fish).

199 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013
T: 212.334.3669 | www.ilovenyonya.com

RESTAURANTS | Dinner

Jokbal - Korean-style pig trotters | Photograph courtesy of Hanjan

Jokbal - Korean-style pig trotters | Photograph courtesy of Hanjan

KOREAN | Hanjan

This is chef Hooni Kim's second restaurant, located in the Flatiron District. It is effortlessly hip and delivers each time and on point. The dishes are a true force of Korean flavors, the heat and depth of each bite is intoxicating.

36 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
T: 212.206.7226 | www.hanjan26.com

FRENCH | Bar Boulud

The charcuterie is delicious. My favorite dishes are the escargot and the coq au vin. The setting is very tranquil and it's also a cool wine spot.

1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
T: 212.59.0303 | www.barboulud.com


 Late Night

Attaboy | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Attaboy | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

COCKTAILS | Attaboy

Very well crafted drinks in a speakeasy.

Open until 4am
134 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002


Chef Derrick Paez

Paez is the executive chef of the Wallflower in New York City. His first foray into the culinary world began at fourteen, working in his family’s restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas. Paez went on to work for Jean-George Vongerichten at Spice Market and with chef Daniel Boulud at DB Bistro Moderne and Daniel, where he first collaborated with barman Xavier Herit, also of the Wallflower. Most recently he was the sous chef at Corkbuzz Wine Studio.


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