Eatery Row is an occasional series here at Dandelion Chandelier assessing the best restaurants for a romantic night out, an important business lunch, or a luxurious meal with friends. We only recommend establishments that we’ve personally road-tested and enjoyed. We’ll let you know if a hot place actually lives up to the hype, and whether a classic is still maintaining its high standards. Because an essential element of luxury is knowing that you’re in really good hands. Our newly-appointed Food Editor has given us her insider’s view on the best and most popular vegetarian, vegan and vegetable-forward restaurants in Manhattan right now. Here’s her report:
Fall is in full swing, and for the lucky ones who can take a luxury vacation anytime the mood strikes, it’s the perfect season to travel. The summer months are the most popular ones for vacations – July is the busiest month of the year for leisure travel. Travel during the fall in the Northern Hemisphere, on the other hand, is limited to travelers unconstrained by school schedules, work commitments and other obligations. Making it a glorious time to hit to the road. Autumn can be the very best time for a getaway vacation – most destinations are far less crowded, the weather is fine, the fall harvest means that foodies will be in seventh heaven, and in the midst of the social whirl it can be great fun to escape for a long weekend – or a full week away. But where to go?
Having already earned three Michelin stars, and four stars from the New York Times, Eleven Madison Park (EMP) was declared the best restaurant in the world in spring 2017 by the international restaurant industry experts who vote for the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants.” EMP’s response? The restaurant promptly closed.
Are you a Vanavasi? Should you be? These are pressing questions to ponder as we roll into the action-packed fall season. This time of year can bring stimulation, anxiety, excitement or stress – and sometimes all of the above, all at one time. As we head into the autumn, it seems fitting to take a look at a wellness retreat about which we’ve been hearing rave reviews from our jet set friends. A financier and close friend of our Paris Bureau Chief kindly agreed to share his inside views on Vana, an upscale wellness retreat located in North India at the foothills of the Himalaya. He shared his thoughts after returning from his third stay there. Based on his report, we’re booking our visits right now. It is quite possibly the best luxury health and wellness retreat in the world.