Lydia Shire, 63, is a fixture in the Boston culinary world: Her career spans four decades with stints as head chef at some of Boston's legendary restaurants, including Maison Robert, Harvest, Café Plaza at The Copley Plaza Hotel, Parker's at the Parker House Hotel, and Biba. In 1995, unable to find a house in the city that she could afford, Shire asked her real estate agent for a fixer-upper, and got one that she fell in love with in Weston, Mass. Wine Spectator's Sam Gugino explains.
Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!