Review: The Ayurveda Cafe

Review: The Ayurveda Cafe by Elena Greco August 2017 The Ayurveda Café is my unofficial “office” on the Upper West Side of New York, where I like to meet with friends and colleagues for conversation or business; it’s also a place to relax. It’s pleasant and inexpensive ($10 for lunch, $16 for dinner), serves healthy food, and has special touches…

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Review: The Grand Hotel Brighton

Review: The Grand Hotel Brighton by Elena Greco May 2017 When I decided to attend a writer’s workshop in Brighton, England, I wanted to stay at The Grand Brighton Hotel. I’m a fan of interesting architecture and Victorian furnishings, and the hotel is right on the sea—my favorite place to be. But by the time I got around to making…

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Review: Musée D’Orsay Restaurant

Review: Musée D’Orsay Restaurant by Elena Greco May 2017 The food at the Musée D’Orsay Restaurant, traditional French fare, is excellent and the prices reasonable, but the real headline here is the venue. It was originally the restaurant of the Hôtel d’Orsay before the hotel became the museum. It was built in 1900, and the décor is dazzling, with gilt…

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Review: Restaurant Perraudin

Review: Restaurant Perraudin by Elena Greco May 2017 On my first, all-too-brief visit to Paris, I was looking forward to some excellent French home cooking of the sort you don’t find in the restaurants tourists frequent. Unfortunately, I did not have any—until I arrived at Restaurant Perraudin (www.restaurant-perraudin.com). This is a bistro in the 5th arrondissement (Latin Quarter) with a…

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