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Celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian on TV stardom, new restaurants and NYC’s changing dining scene
By Christopher Cameron | March 14, 2015 02:00PM

From Luxury Listings NYC: It may be hard to remember, but there was a time not long ago when fine dining options in New York City weren’t unlimited. Back then, there were just a handful of noteworthy, foreign-born chefs, cooking in a few truly good restaurants. Diners may or may not have known the chef’s name. How quaint.

Today, of course, the cult of celebrity has descended upon the chef and New York City’s restaurant dining scene has seen an explosion of both talent and choice. Consider the experience of chef, restaurateur and reality TV star Geoffrey Zakarian, one of the lions to emerge from the city’s restaurant boom. [more]