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March 2003

Bernard Loiseau died on February 24, 2003 at the age of 52 in his home in Saulieu, France. Indications are that he committed suicide. The celebrated chef started his culinary career with the Troisgros brothers in 1968, but he went on to make a name for himself with his multi-award winning establishment La Côte d'Or (also located in Saulieu, a small town in Burgundy). Why has this suicide created such controversy? Read our coverage to learn more.
Death of a Modern Hero
The GaultMillau Controversy

Over the past month, we've continued to add to our popular "Best of" lists. Get the scoop on New York's Best Bistros and see who rated the highest in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles—additional features will be added soon. Also, check out our recently expanded Restaurant News area to find out what's cooking with the restaurants and chefs of your city.

"Everybody is Irish" on March 17, as the saying goes. Over 100 U.S. cities hold Saint Patrick's Day parades to celebrate the patron saint of Eire. Here's our list of local bars and pubs around the U.S. that go green. Also, a bit of lore, so you know what you're lauding, as well as recipes, the best beers, cookbooks and more!

Prague may get more press these days, but it is Budapest, perched on the Danube, that is perhaps the most glamorous of Eastern European cities. Our Budapest itinerary helps you take full advantage of this romantic city. Read more...

The St. Regis Club at the Essex House: An Immersion in Luxury
It is not absolutely necessary to be a millionaire to enjoy the high lifestyle of The St. Regis Club at the Essex House, New York, a boutique hotel within a luxury hotel.

Andrea Immer has done it again and we may just start calling her the "Martha" of food and wine pairing. Just like Ms. Stewart has brought affordable style to the kitchens and bathrooms of the masses, Ms. Immer has taken the haute out of pairing wine and food.

Once you've read this featured review, browse through dozens more books in our Cookbook Corner.

Secrets of La Grande Dame...

She loved sushi... And so do we, especially when the fish goes down with the refined wines of Veuve Clicquot. Frédéric Panaïotis, a young and dynamic winemaker on the team in Reims, wanted to show us that Champagne and sushi is a perfect food pairing, and we're happy to share the results. Read more...

This month features a couple of exciting wine events in California. On March 8, the 13th annual edition of the Rare Wine & Lifestyle Auction at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is one event not to miss. From March 21-22, more than 60 of the world's Pinot Noir producers will engage in seminars, luncheons and a grand tasting overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Shell Beach at the World of Pinot Noir. Check out these and many more events for food and wine lovers occurring across the globe in March.

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