They got the band back together. La Caravelle, the great French restaurant that fed the famous and the discerning from 1960 to 2004, regrouped for a two-night stand at New York's Chefs Club by Food & Wine and didn't miss a beat.
Yesterday, I explained what prompted chef José Andrés to invite me to dine at several of his Washington, D.C., restaurants in one evening. Here's what transpired: Tables groaned with dishes, wineglasses were always full, and we staggered from one restaurant to the next...
I was tasting my way through the Spanish wines at the Wine Spectator Grand Tour in Washington, D.C., last month, when I noticed a knot of enthusiastic people, voices lively and cameras flashing. In the middle of it was José Andrés, chef and entrepreneur.
“Hey, Thomas!” Andrés called me over. “Good wines here! They’re making me hungry. Are you hungry?”