Food & Drink

  By Alexander Lobrano After a morning of musing on the question of where to go to lunch with a friend from London who loves old-fashioned French bistro cooking, the Auberge Bressane suddenly bobbed up in my mind as a possible solution. True, I hadn’t been to this Gaullist gastronomic

Story & photos by Kim McHugh I’m navigating the streets of Vail Village politely moving through the crowd of food and wine enthusiasts as I stop by tent after tent to sample delicious lamb dishes. Innovatively prepared by chefs from local Vail Valley eateries, the dishes were created in celebration

By Alexander Lobrano There are many things to like about chef Mathieu Pacaud‘s new restaurant Hexagone in Paris. Not only does it serve some exquisitely refined contemporary French cooking that tips its hat at the great traditions of Escoffier, it also has one of the best wine lists of any recent restaurant

By Alexander Lobrano After working for twelve years in Barcelona, Parisian-born chef Ludovic Dubois, son of the distinguished fromagere Martine Dubois, has returned to Paris and opened Les Poulettes Batignolles. It’s a good-looking modern bistro in a quiet side street with a very appealing Catalan inflected contemporary menu. “I really like

  By Bobbie Leigh The greats have done it again. This is the year of the rock-star chefs. Dorie Greenspan’s Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt )is every bit as great as her best seller, Around My French Table. Whether you

By Alexander Lobrano I am very much looking forward to my California book tour from October 16 to October 24, and I really hope I’ll have the pleasure of meeting my Californian readers soon. I’ve been besotted with California ever since I was able to replace the desperate jealousy I

Shari Hartford There was a time, in a former millennium, where dining in the Hamptons presented limited options. Sure there were the stalwarts like the Palm, Nick and Toni’s and the late lamented Della Femina, but as you drove further east along 27 the options diminished. That has certainly changed.

By Alexander Lobrano Chardenoux has always been a very good bistro. This is saying a lot, too, since it’s also one of the very rare restaurants with which I’ve had a long and consistently happy relationship during the more than twenty-five years I’ve lived in Paris. Oh, to be sure,

by Kim D. McHugh Whether it is muy caliente (Spanish for “very hot”), mild and flavorful, or somewhere in-between, chili (or chile) is as appealing to culinary enthusiasts as is a visit to Graceland for Elvis fans. I’ve focused on notable spots, from a national chain to the family operated

By John Grossmann River’s End, in Jenner, California, disproves the unfortunate restaurant adage that the quality of the food is inversely proportional to the quality of the view.  River’s End delivers on both counts.  The food is fresh, local, well conceived and prepared, and beautifully presented.  And the view? Perched