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  1. You Must Try This Al Forno, Providence, Rhode Island Nothing bars patrons from sharing dishes at top-tier restaurants, but few of these establishments are suited to the practice. Often, one or more...
  2. Taking the Plunge Alinea, Chicago Grant Achatz does not serve comfort food. On the contrary, he sometimes wants diners to fear his cuisine. The 32-year-old chef considers dinner a theatrical...
  3. Lined up along one wall of the Glenmorangie warehouse in the Scottish Highland town of Tain, Ross-shire, are a number of barrels with heads (the whisky-making parlance for lids) that have been...
  4. The 44-foot ketch Bonita , built in the shipyards of Buenos Aires in 1982, cuts through the water of Lago Nahuel Huapi. The snowcapped Andes of northern Patagonia—a region Argentines call the Lake...
  5. Windy Hill, A Grand Manor in Mississippi, conveys the immediate impression that it has presided for centuries over the 2,000-acre property on which it stands, secreting the tales of the family it has...
  6. Private helicopter/airplane hybrids are winging our way. As of December, fliers had placed 65 orders for the two-pilot, nine-passenger BA609 Tiltrotor from Bell/Agusta Aerospace Co. ( www.bellagusta...
  7. August Henningsen, the CEO of Lufthansa Technik, remembers the 2000 Olympics well. “That was when we refitted a Boeing 747 to take 10 horses to the games,” he says. Over the years, the Hamburg...
  8. By any standard, the 198-foot Blue Moon , the fourth Feadship owned by Chicago industrialist Richard Duchossois, is an extravagant vessel. The $90 million yacht–the largest to appear at the Fort...
  9. Visiting Napa Valley’s Meadowood resort, touring the prominent local wineries, and driving 13 of the finest new automobiles sound like enjoyable ways to spend a few fall days. But the readers who...
  10. In 1682, Louis XIV—wishing to lock his fractious nobles in a golden cage where he could keep an eye on them—established the French center of government at a former hunting lodge in Versailles. Until...

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