We sat down recently to chat with Austrian expat and culinary wunderkind, Eduard Frauneder. Edi is one of the world’s youngest Michelin Starred chefs and over the past few years has completely taken the Manhattan food scene by storm.
Portrait of Edi Frauneder by Craig LaCourt for On the Real. www.craiglacourt.com.
He and his partner Wolfgang Ban have two smash restaurants (Seasonal, uptown’s elegant tribute to Germanic flavors and downtown’s rustic Austrian tavern, Edi & the Wolf) and most recently, a cocktail bar called The Third Man. Edi may have been born in Austria, but he is every inch a New Yorker: frank, funny and totally unafraid to share his perspectives on great food, running restaurants and what life is like behind the line.