Laurent Tourondel Instagram A 1998 F&W Best New Chef, Laurent Tourondel is known for decades of BLT and LT restaurants, including BLT Steak and BLT Fish, LT Burger, LT Steak & Seafood, LT Bar & Grill, and LT Above. Today he operates more than a dozen concepts in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Florida. Experience Tourondel is from Auvergne, France, and worked in France, Hong Kong, London, and Moscow before developing his restaurant empire in the United States. Today he has locations in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and the Hamptons, in addition to his L'Amico, Second, The Vine, and Skirt Steak restaurants in Manhattan. 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.