Fine Dining

After studying in France to be a chef, Alla Wolf-Tasker returned to her native Australia in the 1970s determined to create a Michelin-quality country restaurant that embraced the bounty and flavors...
In Zurich, Switzerland, where popular restaurants can go for decades without perceptible change, chefs challenge tradition with caution. But Laurent Eperon—chef at the recently reopened Pavillon at...
THE GIFT A four-day food-and-wine experience for two in Napa Valley hosted by chef Thomas Keller. A private sous vide cooking class with Keller. Professional sous vide equipment and signed cookbooks...
Princely Caspian Nearly a century old, the Petrossian company (800.828.9241, www.petrossian.com ) offers gourmet goods including foie gras, truffles, wine, and cheese. But the Paris-based purveyor...
It’s a risky proposition, taking over and remodeling a popular restaurant and city landmark. In the case of Gherardo Guarducci and Dimitri Pauli, the duo behind Manhattan’s popular Sant Ambroeus...
Few renowned chefs about to open a restaurant under their own moniker would be enthusiastic about a last-minute renaming of the establishment. But Theo Schoenegger was. He had been lured away from...
When a Michelin three-star French chef and a venerable Champagne house collaborate, you would expect the result to be sublime. The recently opened Krug Room at Restaurant Guy Savoy in the Caesars...
The reincarnation of Charlie Palmer’s Manhattan flagship restaurant, Aureole, includes a display of 3,500 wine bottles in a vaulted mezzanine above the bar. Palmer—who moved his 20-year-old bastion...
The Canyon Ranch Grill at the Palazzo Resort might just be the healthiest place in Las Vegas. The restaurant, helmed by the Canyon Ranch company’s veteran chef James Boyer, uses largely organic...
When chef Timothy Hollingsworth took over the helm at The French Laundry (TFL, to insiders) one might have expected some anxiety on his part. Since he’s spent a decade honing his culinary skills at...
If you’re seeking stylish ambiance and a star-studded New York social scene along with great cuisine, check out the Standard Grill, the latest dining venture to open in New York’s flourishing...
Holiday Dinner by Kelly Wearstler China: Trousdale collection, Kelly Wearstler for Pickard, $56.50 to $337.50; available at Bergdorf Goodman and select Neiman Marcus stores. Stemware: Juwel...
"I apply Coco Chanel’s theory of getting dressed to my cooking," says Michael White, the Michelin-starred chef of Manhattan’s new and already highly acclaimed Italian seafood restaurant Marea. "It’s...
A top French chef will open a restaurant in the Bright Light City while a young American chef expands his presence in the City of Light. Parisian Pierre Gagnaire will extend his empire into the...
Twenty years after he opened Aureole, his first restaurant, culinary impresario Charlie Palmer decided it needed a makeover. No mere facelift for the revered Aureole: It has a completely new look--...
Built in 1907 as a men’s-only bar within the Plaza Hotel, the Oak Room has remained a legendary establishment for more than a century. Under the guidance of executive chef Eric Hara, the restaurant...
"Simplicity is luxury," says hotelier Phil Sherburne in describing his vision for Bardessono, a resort and spa in the Napa Valley town of Yountville. This summation is particularly appropriate to the...
There are many components to a memorable meal—food, wine, company, and setting. This year’s Masterclass program at the landmark Ritz London brings them all together for a dining experience that...
Whatever you do, don’t call DBGB Kitchen & Bar a burger joint. Do, however, make sure at least one person at your table orders a burger, and make it a Piggy (topped with jalapeño mayonnaise,...
Walk into Minetta Tavern on any night of the week and it’s as though you’ve gone from black and white to color; the joint, it jumps. There’s a feeling of old New York to it, which makes sense since...
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...
Michael Chiarello may be a native of Northern California, but he is a son of southern Italy. "I grew up in a household that spoke and lived Italian," says the 47-year-old chef, who—in addition to...
When Le Cirque opened in 1974, it received immediate criticism. Its proprietor, Sirio Maccioni, was not "democratic" in his seating practices—ensuring that the best tables went mainly to the...
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...
It’s no secret that Sam Nazarian loves Los Angeles. "Everywhere I go—Milan, New York, Shanghai—I rave about the opportunities here, especially the cultural diversity," says the Iranian-born...
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...
The secret is out—sort of. A previously unadvertised Founders’ Dinner is included among the 53 activities listed on the itinerary for the Second Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine event ( www...
Standing at the edge of Tivoli Gardens—the 19th-century amusement park in Copenhagen that inspired Disneyland—one begins to understand why a recent U.S. study named Denmark the happiest country in...

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