Fine Dining

More than just the menu is seasonal at Park Avenue Summer; the entire restaurant changes with the calendar. Since opening the Midtown Manhattan establishment a year ago, co-owner Michael Stillman has...
From certain tables in Le Jules Verne, if you are seated facing the right direction and the weather is clear, you can spot the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Les Invalides (with Napoléon’s tomb), the...
Mathias Dahlgren (+46.8.679.35.84, www.mdghs.com ), which opened in May 2007 in Stockholm’s Grand Hotel, is in fact two restaurants. Matsalen ("the dining room" in Swedish) seats 37 for dinner in a...
Robert Mondavi, Naoko Dalla Valle, Ann Colgin, and dozens of other winemakers are among the regulars at Redd in Yountville, Calif. They keep coming back to his restaurant, says owner Richard...
Australian winemaker Chris Ringland never had tasted paella until a business partner took him to lunch at the Paco Gandia restaurant in the Alicante hillside village of Pinoso, Spain. His meal was...
Nadine Brown encourages oenophiles to broaden their palates without leaving this country. She is head sommelier and wine buyer at the Washington, D.C., branch of Charlie Palmer Steak, a restaurant...
To be the best at shucking oysters, you need power, speed, and finesse, and the staff at Wiltons, a 266-year-old seafood restaurant in London, possesses all three. Led by Patrick Flaherty, the...
The next-best thing to eating Peking duck at the Forbidden Palace—where it was invented centuries ago by the emperor’s court chefs—is savoring it at Made in China, inside the Grand Hyatt Beijing. The...
The most popular dish on Marc Haeberlin’s menu at Auberge de l’Ill, in the Alsace region of France, is an irresistible paragon of excess. Dubbed La Truffe Sous la Cendre and invented 40 years ago by...
"I am a great artist." This declaration issues from the lips of the Communard refugee whose gastronomic tour de force furnishes the title for Isak Dinesen’s "Babette’s Feast." After regaling her...
Isidoro Gonzalez opened La Super-Rica in Santa Barbara, Calif., 28 years ago because he wanted to serve tacos like those that he had eaten while living in Mexico City in the early 1970s. Gonzalez,...
The Garden at Arrows, the Ogunquit, Maine, restaurant run by chefs Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier, offers pleasure for both the eye and the belly. The three-quarter-acre plot is the source of at least...
Each of the 100 featured restaurants was selected by one or more of the following vintners. Santiago Achával , Achaval-Ferrer, Mendoza, Argentina David Adelsheim , Adelsheim Vineyard, Newberg, Ore...
Te Mataré Ramírez transforms dining into an R-rated experience. Sensual artworks decorate the walls of this 13-year-old restaurant in the Palermo Soho section of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and between...
Wine and Indian food are just beginning their courtship, and Vikram Vij, a 44-year-old native of Mumbai and owner of Vij’s, an Indian restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia, is doing his part to...
Restaurateur Pat Kuleto has an original take on surf and turf. He recently opened Waterbar , a seafood restaurant, and the Epic Roasthouse ( www.rinconparkrestaurants.com ), a steak house, side by...
Chef Michael Voltaggio is back where his career began. He has returned to the Greenbrier, in the West Virginia mountains, to run its new restaurant, Hemisphere, and elevate the reputation of the...
Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier, founders of the renowned Arrows restaurant in southern Maine, have opened Summer Winter ( www.summerwinterrestaurant.com ) in the Boston suburb of Burlington, Mass. Like...
Chuck Hesse had planned to sail around the world, but he took a detour to a then-obscure Caribbean island, where he ended up settling and eventually farming sea snails. A decade after Hesse departed...
Beachfront restaurants in Los Angeles are better known for their views than for their cuisine, which makes the new Catch Restaurant & Sushi Bar at Casa del Mar ( www.hotelcasadelmar.com ) a...
The new mocha coffee from Sanani ( www.sanani.com )—which the Plano, Texas, company offers through its web site only, at a price of $24 for an 8.8-ounce packet—comes from a mountainous region of...
Chef Eric Ziebold intended his Parker House rolls to be a trifle between courses at CityZen, his Washington, D.C., restaurant—he does not even list them on the menu—but they have become one of...
Listening to Bach’s Cantata no. 131 and talking about cheese while tending to the machinery that tugs on the teats of his Jersey cows—is there a better way to spend a Sunday morning in Vermont? Not...
Alain Ducasse’s vaunted ability as a chef might by matched by his flair for selecting restaurant sites. He soon will add four establishments to his ever-expanding empire—two in New York, one in...
Rod Browne Mitchell sometimes rises early to go fishing aboard his 23-foot powerboat before heading to his office in Portland, Maine. For Mitchell, the founder and owner of Browne Trading Co., a...
The Santa Monica, Calif., restaurant Whist occasionally hosts a bit of dinner theater; call it a fowl play. It begins with the aroma of roasted chicken filling the dining room as a server carries...
Raymond Blanc is gaining mastery over mushrooms, inside and out. Having conquered them within the bounds of his kitchen, the French chef is attempting to grow them on his property. In 2005, under the...
Ad Hoc (707.944.2487), as its name suggests, was conceived by Thomas Keller for a very specific purpose: to generate some cash flow from the former Wine Garden restaurant in Yountville, Calif., while...
Restaurant Guy Savoy, Las Vegas Guy Savoy used to have little regard for Las Vegas. His translator (Savoy speaks little English) struggles to find the word that best expresses the French chef’s...
Fu-Tung Cheng, owner of Cheng Design (510.849.3272, www.chengdesign.com ) in Berkeley, Calif., initially had no plans to enter the appliance business; he did not expect to sell his restaurant-grade,...

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