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Summer 94
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Fidel Castro • Summer 94

Features

A Conversation With Fidel

A Conversation With Fidel

Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher of Cigar Aficionado , interviewed Cuban President Fidel Castro in Havana on February 3, 1994. The interview focused on cigars, but touched …

Joel Robuchon, Paris

Joel Robuchon, Paris

It's never worth rushing a great meal or a great cigar, but if you wish to have one of France's great gastronomic experiences, you better get to Paris as soon as you can. Despite …

Michael's, Santa Monica, California

Michael's, Santa Monica, California

Fifteen years ago, on the cusp of the '80s--when Americans discovered fine food, junk bonds and a limitless capacity for self-gratification--Michael McCarty was a pioneer, indeed, …

Mortons, New York City

Mortons, New York City

The days of rough-hewn, slightly faded-around-the-edges steakhouses in the Big Apple are over. The polished, deep-red mahogany paneling, thick carpeting and plush, leather-backed …

Buyer Beware: Counterfeit Cigars

Buyer Beware: Counterfeit Cigars

" Amigo. Hey , amigo ," said the waiter who had just brought me an extremely cold Hatuey beer at the Hotel Nacional in Havana. "Do you want to buy some Cohibas? Only $25 a box. I …

A Stained-Glass Menagerie

A Stained-Glass Menagerie

What does the name Tiffany mean to you?A pale-blue box holding something precious? Somebody's daughter?Breakfast?Or a colorful, leaded-glass lamp shade? If the answer includes the …

Tropical Delights

Tropical Delights

Picture yourself in a hammock strung between two tall palms. Before you, beyond the shade's edge, a wide, empty beach, brilliant in the afternoon sun, stretches down to the …

Tables of Dreams

Tables of Dreams

Las Vegas is a city built on myths. Lies, really. They range from the innocuous--"Certain slot machines are 'ready' to pay off"--to the inane--"You can beat keno with the right …

On Doctor's Orders

On Doctor's Orders

Sigmund Freud was wrong. A good cigar is not just a cigar. A student once chided Dr. Freud about his smoking 20 or more cigars a day, relating it to the symbolic …

On Track

On Track

Walking by the Cahuenga Electric Shop triggered a wave of lost memories, memories of childhood evenings sitting on the floor fitting together pieces of track and playing with a …

By His Own Rules

By His Own Rules

On December 31, 1898, August Mencken, successful owner of August Mencken & Bro., a thriving cigar factory in Baltimore, suddenly collapsed in his living room with a kidney …

Grand Bay Hotel, Miami

Grand Bay Hotel, Miami

The valet runs toward the car. The bell captain in a white uniform emerges from his kiosk and heads toward the car, too. Within seconds of stopping, the car door is pulled open …

Hotel Crillon, Paris

Hotel Crillon, Paris

Designed by Jacques-Ange Gabriel for Louis XV in 1758, the Hotel de Crillon on the Place de la Concorde has lost little of its 18th-century splendor. Behind Gabriel's perfect …

St. Regis, New York City

St. Regis, New York City

At New York's most expensive hotel, you get what you pay for. Despite the money, the St. Regis is, hands-down, one of the world's top hotels, and it has a very nice address--just …

Cigars

Puffing Along

Puffing Along

New Haven Family Sells 7 Million Muniemaker Cigars a Year

Members Only: Cigar Clubs

Members Only: Cigar Clubs

The Privileges of Membership

The Art of Cigar Boxes

The Art of Cigar Boxes

Four-Square Masterpieces Cigar-Box Labels Once Served as the Ultimate Image Makers for a Good Smoke

King of the Garden

King of the Garden

With a cigar in his hand, Red Auerbach guided the Boston Celtics to 16 NBA Championships.

Ratings from this Issue

93
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Licenciados Toro

Issue Date: June 1, 1994
Licenciados Toro
92
points

Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 1

Issue Date: June 1, 1994
Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 1
91
points

Romeo y Julieta Exhibición No. 3

Issue Date: June 1, 1994
Romeo y Julieta Exhibición No. 3
89
points

Cohiba Siglo IV

Issue Date: June 1, 1994
Cohiba Siglo IV

Up Front

A Late Night With Fidel

A Late Night With Fidel

It was nearly midnight. Rain and stillness filled the air. After nearly two years of unrelenting letters and phone calls with Cuban diplomats in the United States, Europe …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin: I wish to thank you and your wonderful publication for bringing my father and me closer together. How, you ask? Please let me explain. I have been a …

The Good Life

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