Eric Bromberg Eric Bromberg and his brother Bruce Bromberg are the chef restaurateurs who have grown Blue Ribbon Restaurants to 19 locations in 30 years. Experience Family trips to the South of France fostered the Bromberg brothers' appreciation for French cuisine, which blossomed at culinary school in Paris. Eric graduated five years ahead of Bruce and went on to work at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor on Long Island.The Bromberg's reunited to collaborate on the 1992 opening of Blue Ribbon Brasserie in New York City, and it's remained open for more than 30 years. Blue Ribbon Restaurants have grown to almost 20 concepts, from fried chicken to sushi, in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, and Nashville. Education Eric studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.