Diane Forley Speaker & Booking Information

Former chef and owner of New York's acclaimed "Verbena" restaurant and "Bar Demi"
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For nearly two decades, Diane Forley has served as a leader of New American cuisine, receiving both popular and critical recognition as one of the top women chefs in the country. She was recently nominated to join Les Dames dEscoffier, an exclusive group of women chefs, food writers, and professionals, who have enriched the food industry through their respective crafts. Diane has also been included as a consulting chef on the advisory board at NYUs Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health.

In 1994, Diane opened Verbena restaurant in Gramercy Park as chef and proprietor. Just eight weeks after opening Ruth Reichl of the New York Times gave Verbena a two-star review and the restaurant critic of New York Magazine likened Diane to a spiritual descendent of Alice Waters. John Mariani named Verbena one of the top new restaurants in the country in his 1995 round up for Esquire magazine, and Gourmet Magazine described Dianes menu as, a highly ambitious seasonal affair made up of dishes that typically unite several intensely flavored elements.

In 1998, Wine Spectator named Diane one of Americas Hottest Young Chefs and the New York Times selected Diane as one of the first chefs featured in their eight-week Chef of the Times column with William Grimes.

Several years after opening Verbena, Diane opened Verbena Foods, an organic take-out shop that she later converted to Bar Demi, a fifteen-seat wine bar. Diane synthesized her years running Verbena, Verbena Foods, and Bar Demi in her 2002 cookbook, Anatomy of a Dish (Artisan Publishers). The book demonstrated her botanical approach to cooking in using fruits and vegetables as focal flavors for her innovative recipes.

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