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June 2002 Newsletter

Food & Wine:

Mrs. Fields' Desserts!

Top Story:
Gayot's The Best of France Online!


Aloha! Hawaiian Festivals and Fêtes

Safe Harbor:
Choosing Ocean-Friendly Seafood

72-Hour Trip :
Falling for Philly!

Spotlight on Southern California

Gayot's The Best of Hawaii

New on The Best of France Online!
Your trusted resource for international travel and restaurant guides is now online! Explore our restaurant picks, hotel recommendations and much, much more! This area is growing fast so be sure to keep checking in as you plan your next visit. Vive la France!

Gayot Gift Shop: Father's Day Gift Ideas

Dear old dad deserves more than a necktie this year. Appeal to his excellent taste with one of our gift suggestions. He may be hard to shop for, but you can't go wrong with these items. Check it out!

Summer brings the smoky smells of barbecued chicken, sweet, buttery ears of corn and grill-slashed Polish dogs waiting to hit beds of white buns with ketchup and mustard. Think matching fine wines with these feisty and carefree foods is a challenge? We've taken the guesswork out of summer pairings for you, by selecting a few perfect wines to complement summer's unique menu fare.
Uncork it!

Hotel California: Search for Southern California Hotels Online

Search for accommodations by name, area, rating, category or feature, with our easy-to-use search tool. Check it out!
= Los Angeles-Orange County
= San Diego
= Santa Barbara

Cookbook Corner: Mrs. Fields' Desserts!

Now you don't even need to leave the house to get the red tin box full of delicious Mrs. Fields' cookies. You can fill your own gift boxes with Fields' recipes—or just eat the results yourself! With this book, Fields goes beyond cookies and covers 100 great American desserts. Read Lisa Messinger's in-depth review - Dish it out!

The recent attention to ocean-friendly seafood is cause for celebration. New resources help the average consumer determine which kinds of seafood were caught, farm-raised or harvested using environmentally sustainable practices. Go fishing!

Aloha! The summer months are filled with fabulous fêtes in Paradise! This month, take a Taste of Honolulu and sample gourmet dishes from some of Hawaii's best restaurants, while enjoying live music and an array of fine wines. From July 4-7, the annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival is Hawaii's premier celebration of the good life, featuring tours, tastings and extravagant gala dinners. Take me there!

For Gayot's fifth edition of The Best of Hawaii, we turned the islands upside down to find all the hot spots—and we're not talking lava! Explore Lanai, Nihauu, Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. Learn where to look for the most talented chefs, best spas, grandest resorts, stunning tours and choicest shops. Of course, we didn't forget the bargains: inexpensive places for a quick bite to eat, charming B&Bs, little shops for bargain hunting… It's all there! Buy it now!

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