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Champagne & Sparkling Wines Newsletter
You can't count down the last seconds of 2005 without a golden flute in your hand. So check out our Champagne and Sparkling Wines newsletter to find the best bubbly for your buck (from Top 10 Prestige "Tête de Cuvée" Champagnes to Top 10 Value Champagnes and Top 10 American Sparkling Wines). Also learn about dessert wines made from botrytised ("noble rot") grapes. (12/13/05)

Happy Holidays
Don’t let the holiday season stress you out. Need New Year’s dinner reservations? Check. A fun place to fête? Check. Gift ideas for your spoiled family? Check. In our holiday December edition of Tastes you will also find a marvel of a cookbook in Mangoes & Curry Leaves; the ten best bistros in Paris; a review of the feisty 2006 Porsche Cayman S; a luxurious Arts & Crafts-inspired spa in SoCal and, last but not least, a travel guide to the Texas Hill Country. Indulge. You deserve it. Click here! (11/05/05)

Gayot Publishes First Annual Hotel Newsletter
The Wynn. Residential condos. Sinatra wake-up calls. Underwater lodgings. Ladies only floors... Here's the scoop on everything you ever wanted to know about the hotel industry, from surprising trends that came our way this year, to the Top 10 Hotels that opened in 2005 to the Top 10 U.S. Hotel Restaurants. Click here! (11/29/05)

"What's the Matter with Miami?"
In a recent article entitled "What's the Matter with Miami?" the Miami New Times laments the fact that "none of [Miami's] dining venues appears [...] in's "Top 40 Restaurants in the United States" (though Honolulu, Scottsdale, and Los Gatos, California, host eateries that made the grade)... Read the entire article. (11/28/05)

Coup of the Century: Cook and Make Up
The Gayots witness the unthinkable in a Parisian restaurant: Former arch enemies Alain Ducasse and Joël Robuchon bury the war hatchet in the ovens and collaborate on a "best of menu" at The Relais du Parc. Sophie Gayot even got them to pose for a picture! (11/23/05)

Gone Fishing
For the November Edition of Tastes we've reeled in the best seafood restaurants in the country. You will also find wine pairing suggestions for seafood, sushi and oysters—and they’re definitely not all white varietals. Is the sea calling you yet? You'll love the list of eclectic diving destinations we've come up with. Our motto: Have wetsuit, will travel. And finally, yes, this issue also features selections for dining out on Thanksgiving. Click here! (11/03/05)

The Restaurant Edition is Out!
The eagerly anticipated 2005 Restaurant Edition has published! Find out who made the cut for the Top 40 places to dine in the U.S. Read about rising stars and discover the Top Restaurant Town in the World and more. (10/26/05)

New Restaurant & Travel Guides
Diners in Birmingham, Green Bay, Westchester and Ventura County will be happy to know that we have added these markets to our ever-expanding number of restaurant guides. And should you find yourself dining in Paris, you can now select from the 10 Best Historical Dining Rooms. For other European escapades, travelers may want to check our new Vienna Travel Guide, Vienna Business Travel Guide and Florence Travel Guide. (10/18/05)

"Pick Your Panorama" with TIME Magazine
An article entitled "Restaurants With Altitude," found in the October issue of TIME Europe Magazine, says:

"Foodie website recommends restaurants with the best views in several destinations, including Hawaii, Paris and Miami."

Meat Lovers Mecca
As the days get shorter and cooler, diners around the country crave heartier fare. For many folks that means the all-American comfort combo of steaks and potatoes. Check out the October edition of Tastes to see the best steakhouses in the U.S. Also among the highlights in this issue:
Top 10 Ranches Worldwide
Top Sides at Steakhouses Around the Country
Dodge Magnum RT (10/02/05)

Cars! Cars! Cars!
Readers around the globe have come to rely on Gayot for the latest, professional restaurant and hotel reviews. The same open and unbiased approach can be found in Gayot's new Automobile section. Under the Lifestyle header, users will find reviews of the latest model cars, automobile news and products and more. Get started with Aston Martin's release of the $110,000 V8 Aston Martin Vantage or get acquainted with Volvo's XC90 SUV/crossover. (09/20/05)

Top 40 Places to Dine in the U.S.
Gayot's highly anticipated Restaurant Issue will be published this fall. Subscribers to this exclusive (but free) annual newsletter will be the first to know the top 40 places to dine in the country. Also expect a close look at current dining trends, an exposition of hot newcomers and more. Sign Up Now! Coming This Fall! (09/20/05)

Wanderlust Among the Vines
Lovers of the fruits of the vine will savor the September edition of Tastes, which celebrates wine regions both big and small. Read about the Top 10 Wine Country Inns in the U.S., explore the Willamette and Woodinville wine countries, and learn about the best wine bars and restaurants with the finest wine lists in the country! (09/12/05)

Gayot Teams Up with Viacom
Following a deal with the Viacom Television Stations Group, Gayot restaurant content, such as restaurant reviews and “The Best of” lists, is now available on the group’s Viacom Local Networks, with the ultimate goal of covering all of its sixteen owned-and-operated CBS stations. Content is already available in Salt Lake City (, Minneapolis ( and Denver ( The Viacom Television Stations Group comprises 34 television stations that reach fifteen of the top twenty television markets in the U.S., via sixteen owned-and-operated CBS stations and eighteen UPN-affiliated stations. The New York-based Viacom was created by CBS in 1971. Read complete press release. (08/22/05)

New Dining Themes — Stay Cool!
Always seeking to distinguish the good from the merely overrated, we have compiled the following new lists for diners-in-the-know. (08/11/05)

Best Ice Cream in LA, NY, SF
Top Restaurants in Spain
Top Restaurants in Italy
Top Restaurants in France

Tastes August 2005: Do You Euro?
Find the best restaurants in France, Italy and Spain, the hottest hotels in Europe, three days in Rome, luxe train rides, Mediterranean cruising and more in our August edition of Tastes. (08/01/05)

New Restaurant Market: Sedona/Flagstaff
Readers looking for fine restaurants in the Sedona/Flagstaff area can now find a restaurant database complete with restaurant search, reviews and "Hot 10 Restaurants" on Diners can search for eateries by name, area, cuisine, price and special features such as full bar, outdoor dining and open late, to name a few. Search Sedona/Flagstaff restaurants. (07/12/05)

On 'Cue for July
For July we have rounded up the Best Barbecue in America with listings for juicy 'cue from East to West. And we’ve looked into the Latest Barbecue Books from the Pros. For wine lovers we complete our sizzling recommendations with Top 10 Summer Barbecue Wines. Our new Top 10 Family Resorts in the U.S. list in the popular "The World's Best Hotels" series proves that there’s more than water slides and in-room Nintendo for folks traveling with kids. Find all new features at once in our July Tastes Newsletter. (07/12/05)

June Blooms for Gayot
June has been a busy month in terms of new site features and user-friendly improvements. Many of our popular “Best of” restaurant and hotel lists have been converted to faster and more reader-friendly formats. For instance, check out Best Outdoor Dining. In terms of new content, we’ve added the Palm Springs, CA hotel market and rounded up the Top 10 Golf Resorts in the World. Our The Food Paper section has received an image make-over with new banners, better navigation and lots of new content, from new cookbooks (Crave) to new gourmet items (Carica & Low-Carb Cheesecake). We’ve also published our Summer Wine Newsletter, a quarterly publication for wine lovers. (06/21/05)

André Gayot Shares High French Honor with American and French Chefs

Many American, French and European chefs and other luminaries of the food and wine world were present at the Consulate General of France in New York, when the French Ambassador to the U.S., Jean-Daniel Levitte, bestowed on André Gayot the ensigns making him an officer of the Légion d’Honneur, France's highest decoration. Read the entire story. (05/05)

Google Increases Audience Through
Visitors to the newly launched Google Maps will soon have access to information provided by In an effort to draw a larger audience and provide more inventory for its ad clients, Google has integrated its maps and added additional content to its local search engine from sites such as, Citysearch,,, AOL CityGuide, and This additional information, especially user reviews, will “help Google better rank search results to meet searcher queries,” reports Full release. (05/05)

May 2005: The Month for Moms

Gayot Celebrates Value
In April 2005 our focus is on value: Best Value Restaurants, Value Hotels, Value Automobiles and more. These selections are in line with our philosophy of bringing you the best of the best; while affordably priced they offer top value. Click here to see our latest Tastes newsletter with the value theme. (04/05)

All Restaurant Markets Now Searchable by Rating

All of our 60 plus restaurant markets are now searchable by rating. This means you’re just a click away from locating an establishment rated 15/20 in Indianapolis or a Quick Bite in Northwest Florida. In addition, every single restaurant in our entire online database is now identified either by a rating, as a Quick Bite or as having “No Rating” in instances where there was a chef change or the place is new and not evaluated yet. (02/05)

Gayot Introduces Health Section
2005 marks the launch of Gayot’s new Health section, the newest member of the expanding Lifestyle portion of the site. Readers will be able to find features focused on mind and body well-being, top ten lists, editorials, cookbooks and recipes revolving around the all-important subject of health. (01/05)

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