Fine Dining

Just in time for the hot summer days, French chocolatier La Maison du Chocolat unveiled a special collection that echoes the flavors, aromas, and spirit of Spain’s sunny Andalusia region. “In the...
When acclaimed chef Andrew Carmellini left A Voce, there was much debate over where he’d next cook and, in his absence, where his devotees would find such heavenly sheep’s-milk ricotta or addictive...
As part of a recent $1 billion renovation, Fontainebleau Miami Beach has added three new fine dining restaurants to its culinary offerings: Gotham Steak, Scarpetta, and Hakkasan. Highlights of Gotham...
For chef Anne-Sophie Pic, Michelin stars run in the family. Last year, she received the coveted three-star rating from Michelin’s Red Guide for her family’s restaurant, Maison Pic, in Valence, France...
Located in an historic midtown townhouse once occupied by John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his family in the early 1900s, Atria has a cozy lounge on the main level, but the downstairs dining atrium is a...
On the heels of opening Murano restaurant in London’s Mayfair district last year, Angela Hartnett opened York & Albany, a delicatessen, restaurant, and boutique hotel, in the city’s north end...
Pork—commonly referred to as the other white meat—has a reputation for being a diverse food that, depending on the cut and preparation, can be paired with virtually any type of wine. However, if you...
In January, as part of a $46 million renovation of Dallas’ famed Reunion Tower, Wolfgang Puck opened his latest fine-dining restaurant. Named Five Sixty as an homage to the 560-foot-building that...
Gordon Ramsay has ventured across the Channel to open Gordon Ramsay au Trianon, located in the 199-room Trianon Palace and Spa in Versailles, France. The kitchen is helmed by Simone Zanoni, who was...
The Whist restaurant at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., launched a creative food-and-wine pairing series that invites more social mingling than traditional seated dinners. Between courses...
Named after the 1930s five-and-dime store that once occupied the space, the four-story Restaurant at the Kress features a disco in the basement, a third-floor lounge with live entertainment, and a...
Apple, which opened in the West Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles last August, is the first restaurant venture by chef Bryan Ogden, son of the celebrity chef Bradley Ogden. Like his father, Ogden...
The latest addition to the Los Angeles culinary landscape is XIV, a Michael Mina restaurant designed by Philippe Starck. Located on the famed Sunset Strip, the 150-seat establishment offers a modern...
With 18 Michelin stars and a dozen restaurants in seven different countries, it’s difficult to imagine that chef Joël Robuchon has more to accomplish. However, on December 2 the celebrated chef...
The latest restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is Market, which opened this month in the One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico. The venue is a collaboration between the...
Alain Ducasse, the only chef in the world with three signature restaurants each honored with three Michelin stars, added another line to his résumé with Adour at the St. Regis, Washington, D.C., a...
Chef Hélène Darroze, whose eponymous Left Bank restaurant recently received its second Michelin star, has opened a bistro in London’s newly renovated Connaught hotel. Hélène Darroze at the Connaught...
After 20 years of working with some of the world’s top chefs, including Guy Savoy and Alain Ducasse, French chef Laurent Gras has established his own signature venue, L2O. Opened in May in Chicago’s...
Swedish chef Mathias Dahlgren’s restaurant Matsalen—located within the Grand Hôtel Stockholm—recently received its first Michelin star, less than a year after opening in May 2007. The award came...
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...
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...
A shipment of $200 worth of Michel Cluizel chocolate, selected by you from the company’s range of offerings, every week for the rest of your life. A chocolate room for your home designed by Richard...
Cooking, like sports, is a young man’s game: A body can take only so many years of 12- to 14-hour days over an infernally hot stove. Chefs can begin feeling the strain in their 40s, and many depart...
The hieroglyphs decorating the lamp shades at Thomas Keller’s Per Se restaurant in New York should seem familiar: Those same symbols are the ones that adorn the tags inside your clothes and describe...
Stored among the Mischief and Mayhem Burgundies in the wine racks at Moto, chef Homaro Cantu’s restaurant in Chicago’s stockyard district, is a shiny tank of liquid nitrogen. “This is dangerous stuff...
After a seven-course, five-wine feast, Tony May leans back in his seat outside I Tre Merli on the Genoa waterfront, examines the ash of his Cuban cigar, and smiles. “That,” he sighs, “was a meal.”...
Working through the Grand Baby Beef at La Cabaña requires attitude and endurance. Truly committed patrons of this Buenos Aires institution forgo side dishes, concentrating instead on the 4-inch-thick...
The ritualized use of sweets, primarily in the form of calorie-laden desserts, to mark the special occasions in our lives is an activity that can engender the conflicting emotions of guilt and...
Hogtown, Toronto the good, or just plain T.O.—whichever nickname described this town in the past no longer adequately characterizes the ethnically diverse, sophisticated metropolis that is now Canada...
You do not walk, stroll, or saunter when entering Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, the chef’s fabled three-star restaurant in Paris. Au contraire, according to one advisory from the Ducasse...

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