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September 2002

After a seven-year hiatus, master chef Joël Robuchon will soon re-enter the restaurant scene with a new venture, L'Atelier Joël Robuchon in the Hôtel Pont Royal in Paris. Named Cuisinier du Siècle, Chef of the Century, Robuchon retired at the peak of his career. Now that he's back, we're gearing up for another worldwide revolution of cuisine! Get the scoop!

Not All Hotels Are Created Equal...

...That's why you'll want to know what Gayot thinks of them! From The Ritz-Carlton in New York to the Venetian's Las Vegas fountains and the quirky glamour of The Viceroy in L.A., Gayot has been there, done that! Check out Gayot's online ratings to find out which places live up to their reputations, and which ones don't! Check in!

The recent Legends of Napa Valley symposium proved that after all these years Napa Valley still produces world-class sparkling wines and other memorable varietals, and that the legacy of the winemakers' mentor, André Tchelistcheff, lives on. Take me there!

The "American Riviera,"as Santa Barbara is known, is not quite as chic as its French counterpart, but whenever we feel like detoxing and seeking a respite from Los Angeles we head north to this sun-drenched, perfect-climate gem. Check out our 72-hour guide to relaxation in this famed beachside getaway. Let's go!

Gayot is glad to announce the opening of the revamped and revitalized Shop section, which offers everything the food, wine and travel enthusiast could want in their quest for the Good Life! Stop in and browse, and be sure to bookmark the page as new specials and promotions will be offered on an ongoing basis! What's in store?...

In this lively tome, Margie Kauffman pays homage to the favored crustacean with simple recipes that will delight seafood lovers. To round out the experience, she also includes dishes that can accompany the crab treats. Featured recipes include fried soft-shell crabs in beer batter and lime-marinated crab and shrimp. Serve it up!

It's been years—decades even—since downtown Los Angeles has been a hotspot of social activity. A new era of revitalization for the area took off running with the opening of The Standard hotel downtown. Click here for Gayot's take on LA's latest "Mecca of style"...

It's time to kiss summer good-bye and welcome autumn with open arms! This month kicks off the bountiful season of the grape harvest, and a month rife with wine festivals and celebrations of every kind. Check out Gayot's event listings, then get out there and party!
You're invited!

London's Hidden Treasures

In its seventh edition, The Best of London is a unique travel guide with over 1700 reviews of London's best and undiscovered. The guide is intended for locals as well as visitors. The Best of London offers expanded "out of town" coverage (to Oxford, Cambridge, Bath, Brighton, Windsor and York) and delves into the special places many Londoners do not even know about. Gayot finds those architectural wonders, art-rich museums, verdant English gardens and history-laden theaters. Also, everything that's good, bad, and sometimes ugly about the food scene!

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