Fine Dining

The French purveyor of gourmet specialties from Provence, O&CO, has created a myriad of tempting gift packages for the epicurean. Employing ancient recipes and techniques, O&CO cultivates...
Michel Cluizel, the French chocolate house, has created the ultimate chocolate gift for the holidays. It features 400 pieces of handmade chocolate (weighing in at almost 10 pounds) in specially...
Chef Daniel Boulud will host his annual Fall Game Dinner on November 18 at his restaurant Daniel in New York. The proceeds will benefit the Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation, an organization that helps...
The Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena, California, was awarded three stars in Michelin’s 5th annual San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country Restaurant Guide 2011. It is a distinction held by...
October is white truffle time at New York’s SD26 . Every autumn for the past 22 years, the restaurant’s truffle hunter collects the best specimens in the Alba and Piedmont regions of northern Italy,...
The Nobu empire is once again extending its reach, this time into the landlocked recesses of Central Europe. The newly opened Nobu Budapest marks celebrity chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s 22nd eponymous...
Corey Lee, James Beard Foundation Award winner and former French Laundry chef de cuisine, will open his first solo restaurant, Benu, in San Francisco this week. Benu, an Egyptian word symbolizing...
For those who are still waiting to secure a much-coveted table at chef Thomas Keller’s three-star Michelin-rated French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, California, here is your chance to experience...
Renowned French-born Hubert Keller is one of America’s most respected chefs, and yet he is probably best known for serving the world’s most expensive burger at his Las Vegas restaurant—black Périgord...
The Napa Valley finally has an Italian restaurant to brag about: Michael Chiarello has returned to the professional kitchen at his restaurant Bottega. A master of his craft, the chef uses Yountville’...
Thanks to chef Christopher Kostow, the restaurant at this St. Helena resort in the Napa Valley has reaped much-deserved Michelin attention and foodie buzz. It’s farm-driven, California cuisine, but...
The headquarters of Alice Waters, the visionary who brought the slow-food movement to the U.S., this Berkeley mecca for food-obsessed pilgrims doesn’t disappoint. There’s a strict adherence to the...
Recently reappointed to a drop-dead gorgeous new space, Michael and Linday Tusk’s elevated version of a Mediterranean bistro is a special-occasion-worthy retreat. You will find new depths of...
France's culinary superhero lives to push the envelope, deliciously. He is open to all manner of technique--historical to futuristic--and strives to present ingredients in ways you've never dreamt of...
It’s worth visiting this Relais & Châteaux property in the Pauillac for the sole purpose of properly enjoying visionary Thierry Marx’s 15-course dinner. There’s as much laboratory-derived hijinks...
With this, his black-laquered jewel box on the left bank, Joël Robuchon reinvented counterside dining for sophisticates and gastronomes. Known for his clean flavors and modern way with age-old...
In the heart of Champagne—specifically the town of Reims—this magnificent, manor-based dining room with its old-world opulence is a legendary place to eat. If you’re looking for quintessential French...
You couldn’t ask for a more perfect setting, here in the Luberon of Provence, among the lavender. At this airy, modern-rustic getaway, the food matches the caliber of the surroundings. The spotlight...
Whether it’s the ideal roasted chicken or a gargantuan côte de bœuf you’re after, this is a Parisian tradition that, even after almost 90 years, never gets tired. The pommes soufflés are must-haves (...
With a three Michelin star status, Pascale Barbot continues to apply his classic French training to a lighter, more health-conscious, Asian-influenced cuisine. Don’t worry, it feels as decadent as a...
L’Arpège can make an all-vegetable menu seem as substantial as one that features meat or fish dishes. Chef Alain Passard is revered for his ability to bring the garden to your plate in unpredictable...
This be-all and end-all of French dining opened in 1946. It remains the gold standard. There are crispy foie gras bonbons, sweet-and-sour smoked eel and beets, coquilles Saint-Jacques meunières, and...
One of the Seine set's favorites, Hélène Darroze crossed the Channel to bring her disciplined and precise example of French gastronomy to the denizens on the Thames. Born in the Landes region,...
Renowned for her out-of-this-world roast chicken, among other things, Judy Rodgers opened the doors of this local favorite over 20 years ago—before the Mission District was the hip food magnet it is...
One of the best examples of San Francisco fine dining from one of the city’s best chefs, Traci Des Jardins, who has a serious knowledge of French technique that she applies in a fresh, regionally...
After more than two decades in business, a slew of beloved cookbooks in its name, and a host of successful alumni like Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall spreading its gospel, Rose Gray and...
Chef Dan Barber was the first to bring the ingredient-forward aspect of California cuisine to New York City, and has made it his mission to embrace the farm-to-table ethos. After opening his...
When superstar French chef Claude Bosi decided to move his 7-year-old Shropshire restaurant to London, the city’s gastronomes were beside themselves with excitement. Three years later, they’re still...
In her tranquil West Village boîte, chef Anita Lo applies her French training to global ingredients in surprising ways. Never precious or overwrought, dishes like duck breast pan-seared with fava...
A swank and convivial oasis for London’s movers and shakers, Le Caprice feels like an Art Deco clubhouse of sorts. It’s oxymoronically glamorous and understated, a combo that’s reflected in the...

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