N.Y. creator of the $100 burger heads new eatery

The Burger Royale costs $100.


The man who created arguably the world’s most expensive hamburger, the $100 Burger Royale, is bringing his innovative culinary visions to Vancouver.

Award-winning New York chef Daniel Boulud has been recruited as a business partner and executive chef at Lumiere restaurant, which Rob Feenie opened in 1995 and walked away from in the fall.

Boulud will also turn Feenie’s into a DB Bistro Moderne, which is best known for the famous Burger Royale, a bourgeois dish with an upscale price tag.

Feenie’s will be closed for renovations on March 10, and is slated to re-open as DB Bistro Moderne in July.

Lumiere will close at the end of April and will reopen in June.

The French chef has five other restaurants south of the border and is opening another in Beijing this spring.

Boulud’s restaurant, Daniel, was rated one of the 10 best restaurants in the world by the International Herald Tribune. It won top ratings for cuisine, service and décor in the Zagat Survey.