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Carre des Feuillants, Paris

Carre des Feuillants, Paris

More than any other grand Parisian chef, Alain Dutournier is a man with firm roots in the countryside. A native of France's fertile Southwest, Dutournier brings the best ingredien…

December 1, 1992
Girardet, Crissier, Switzerland

Girardet, Crissier, Switzerland

Sixteen years ago, The New York Times called Frédy Girardet "The World's Greatest New Chef." This and other accolades made the Swiss cook famous. Like pilgrims flocking to a …

December 1, 1992
Le Cirque, New York City

Le Cirque, New York City

The small black and white striped awning doesn't intrude over the sidewalk of East 65 Street. Instead, the umbrella-shaped cupola hugs the stone walls of the Mayfair Regent …

December 1, 1992
Champagne

Champagne

On November 11, 1945, Sir Winston Churchill was given a hero's welcome in Paris as he rode down the Champs Elysées with General Charles de Gaulle. At lunch that day, the 70-year-o…

December 1, 1992
Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic

The faraway pulse of Dominican merengue music sends a soft siren's call to dance the tropical night away. But the smooth bubbling of the Jacuzzi's water jets, and the distant …

December 1, 1992
Hotel Pitrizza, Porto Cervo, Sardinia

Hotel Pitrizza, Porto Cervo, Sardinia

The brochure reads "The Hotel Pitrizza is made to measure for anyone looking for peace and quiet, yet within reach of the social life of the Costa Smeralda." If ever an understate…

December 1, 1992
The '21' Club, New York City

The '21' Club, New York City

The '21' Club in New York City is an American institution. A doorman stands out on the curb, opening the highly polished brass doors and whistling for cabs, or just helping …

September 1, 1992
Graycliff, Nassau, Bahamas

Graycliff, Nassau, Bahamas

In Nassau, legends are part of the appeal of the Graycliff Inn. Captain John Howard Graysmith originally built on the property and used it as a launching point for his raids on …

September 1, 1992
The Lanesborough, London

The Lanesborough, London

"No" is not a word in the vocabulary at The Lanesborough. Whatever the wish or whim, the staff tries to satisfy at this new ultra-deluxe hotel in London. It sounds like a …

September 1, 1992