Daniel is recognized as one of New York’s finest restaurants featuring a 7-course meal that costs $220 per diner. The New York Times and Daniel Boulud, the restaurant owner and namesake, invited six second graders from P.S. 295 in Brooklyn to invade the restaurant for a 7-course meal fit for a king, naming the event “Small Plates”. The reactions of the children as they dine upon elaborate recipes filled with textures and flavors they have never imagined before is priceless. They sample caviar, squash ravioli, and Wagyu beef ribeye as just a few example of the unique foods.
Their reactions vary from amusement, to disgust, to heavenly delight, frequently with wildly different opinions circling the table. You will even see times when the kids snitch foods from another plate to get a little extra. The truth about their experience comes out clearly as dessert is served and at about 6:15 seconds into the video one young man proclaims, “This is Awesome”, and then the children complete their meal with a toast.