Chanterelle: The Story and Recipes of a Restaurant Classic

Chanterelle: The Story and Recipes of a Restaurant Classic

Mucca Design, New York, New York, 2008


Chanterelle, a cookbook with more than 150 recipes, follows the story of the New York restaurant, from chef David Waltuck’s love of French cuisine to his love affair with his wife. The restaurant is upscale, but family-run, so the challenge was to design a book that is elegant, but still warm and inviting with a personal touch. The design includes beautiful, rich photography by Maria Robledo. It is sophisticated, with the feel of a fine art book, and it captures the warm personality of the Chanterelle family. 

Juror Notes

Exceptionally elegant design makes this work as both a lifestyle book and cookbook.

A finely executed book on the art of fine dining.

A finely produced book; every detail from the photographs to the layout to the font is striking.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2008
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book


Design firm
Mucca Design
Creative director
Matteo Bologna
Art director
Erica Heitman-Ford
Maria Robledo
Erica Heitman-Ford
Taunton Press
Andrew Friedman, David Waltuck
Trim size
11 x 11