Award-Winning Chef Daniel Humm Selects His Favorite Works from Artnet Galleries
We chatted with the chef about his favorite work at the Met, his ideal way to unwind after a long trip, and his personal style.
When it comes to the art of food, no one has mastered the concept better than Daniel Humm. The James Beard Award-winning chef started his career in the kitchen at age 14 and hasn’t slowed down since. But beyond leading famed restaurants and garnering accolades, Daniel is also an art enthusiast.
At Eleven Madison Park, where Daniel serves as head chef and owner, you’ll find a painting by Rita Ackermann and a sculpture by Daniel Turner featured in the dining room. At his newest venture, restaurant Davies and Brook at Claridge’s in London, a multi-part work by artist Roni Horn will be on display, marking the first time Horn’s work will be shown in a restaurant (the artist herself attributes it to her friendship with Daniel).
Recently, we chatted with Daniel about everything from his preferred dinner party menu to his current favorite podcast. Read on to hear more about Daniel’s favorites—including a selection of works now available on Artnet Galleries.
Dinner party menu: Roasted chicken, any kind of roasted vegetable, and a nice bottle of wine
Artwork at the Met: Balthus’s Nude Before a Mirror, 1955
Objectively best ice cream flavor: Pistachio
Way to spend a Friday night: Catch a Dan White magic show
Place to grocery shop: Mitsuwa in Edgewater, New Jersey
Podcast: How I Built This with Guy Raz
Meal you ate in the last city you visited: Tea time at Claridge’s in London
Way to pass time on long flights: A nice documentary or a movie
Bucket list destination: I had a really incredibly inspiring trip to India a little while ago—would love to go back to explore more of it
Travel partner: My team. I love being able to share experiences and memories with them
Way to unwind after a long trip: Unpack and go for a run
Daniel’s Favorites from Artnet Galleries
“My personal style is very much about simplicity and effortlessness,” Humm said. “I’m a searcher for beauty so I love art, fashion, architecture, food, and design. I’m personally inspired by the way artists progress and evolve.”
Green and Pink Marilyn 11.23
Étude pour le campeur
Cakes and Pies
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