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December 2002


Dear Reader,

The holidays are here and to make things a little easier for you, we have compiled a list of exclusive restaurants around the country that offer special New Year's menus.

We have also dug up some last-minute gift ideas and suggestions on buying wine for tough cookies.

Enjoy, and Happy Holidays from Gayot!

No party plans for New Year's Eve? Let one of these restaurants pamper you this year.

Just to give you an idea: In New York, industry (food) is treating guests to a unique wood ski chalet bar. In Los Angeles, L'Orangerie has morphed into a fairy winterland. And, in Miami things sizzle at the happening Barton G, The Restaurant...

Presents for Gourmets, Gourmands and Everyone In Between:

In dire need of some last minute gift ideas? We have compiled some wonderful culinary books, gourmet cooking items, wine gadgets and more.

What do you give to the wine lover who has everything? How about your boss? Or, a girlfriend who makes three times more than you? Wine makes a fabulous gift — But take it from a wine lover who has tried almost everything: fabulous does not necessarily mean expensive, or even rare.

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