Fine Dining

Wolfgang Puck’s star is not fading anytime soon. The Spago founder is dominating downtown Los Angeles’ fine-dining scene with WP24 (213.743.8800, www.wolfgangpuck.com ) at the city’s new Ritz-Carlton...
With 11 restaurants and tapas bars, not to mention television shows and cookbooks, chef José Andrés is the padrino of Spanish cooking in America. But his new restaurant, é by José Andrés ( reserve@...
Chef André Chiang trained at France’s most famous gastronomic temples: Pierre Gagnaire, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, and L’Astrance in Paris, plus Maison Troisgros in Roanne and Le Jardin des Sens in...
Not long after the demise of Gray Kunz’s Manhattan restaurant Grayz, chef Martin Brock found a new professional home as chef de cuisine at San Francisco’s acclaimed Restaurant Gary Danko. He returns...
For more than 130 years, Commander’s Palace in New Orleans has been a bastion of the ultimate in genteel Southern dining. Now, after a post- Katrina $6.5 million makeover, this Garden District icon...
Chef Daniel Boulud’s puts a British spin on the best of his casual New York eateries at Bar Boulud, London, the chef’s first restaurant in Europe. The wine-themed modern tavern is situated in the...
Most visitors to the Calvisius Caviar Lounge in the Four Seasons Hotel New York are surprised to learn that the fine white-sturgeon and osetra caviars they are tasting come from Italy, not Russia...
The acclaimed pâtés, terrines, and cured meats served at New York’s Bar Boulud soon can be purchased at Epicerie Boulud, chef Daniel Boulud’s Upper West Side boutique and café. The shop is located...
At Lincoln, Manhattan’s 150-seat restaurant in Lincoln Center, chef Jonathan Benno’s uptown Italian cuisine features everything from antipasti and pastas like cavatelli with razor clams and peppers...
Chef Miguel Vieira’s eight-course tasting menu at Costes Restaurant in Budapest, Hungary delights the senses with harmonious notes and striking contrasts. He serves imaginative starters such as...
The dining salon at Hôtel de Crillon’s Les Ambassadeurs is a historic Parisian temple of gastronomy. Once the ballroom of an 18th-century private palace, the restaurant is now run by 28-year-old chef...
The International Culinary Center is offering a Parisian-style baking course, Madeleines & Macaroons, on May 15 ($195) and a 10-hour Tapas Essentials on June 4 and 5 ($675) at its Manhattan...
Thirty-five-year-old chef Homaro Cantu is sending traditional Asian cuisine into a tailspin at his new restaurant iNG, which opened in Chicago’s meatpacking district in March. The restaurant’s name...
Art Buchwald, the late Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist for the Washington Post , once wrote of an evening meal: “Dinner is not what you do in the evening before something else. Dinner is the evening...
Sixty of some of the world’s greatest chefs are orchestrating Le Dîner des Grands Chefs on April 6 at the Château de Versailles. The dinner is open to 650 guests who are willing to pay nearly $900...
Chef Daniel Boulud will host his 14th annual Sunday supper to benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels on March 6 at Daniel on Park Avenue and 65th Street in New York. Boulud and guest Chef Gérald Passédat of Le...
Benoit , Alain Ducasse’s French bistro in midtown Manhattan known for its traditional French bistro fare, debuted a new chef and updated menu in December. Newly appointed executive chef Philippe...
Organizers of the sixth annual Oregon Truffle Festival have announced the menu for the Grand Truffle Dinner, to be served January 29th in Eugene, Oregon. Celebrating what eminent 18th century French...
In celebration of New Year’s, renowned pastry chef François Payard has created a limited-edition black truffle–chocolate tart featuring rare black truffles that are currently selling for $2.60 per...
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...
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...

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