paris by the book
Restaurant critic Daniel Young captures the real flavor of a Paris café (50 of them, actually, each profiled and accompanied by recipes) in his aptly named Paris Café Cookbook ($24; William Morrow).
Chef Gary Robins will be re-creating the Asian-French dishes that won him fame in Manhattan, at Wish restaurant in the newly renovated Tiffany Hotel, opening in Miami Beach, Florida. For info, call 305-531-2222.
A typical date in Seattle might be dinner and the circus. That's because the performing troupe Teatro Zinzanni arrives, proffering music, big-top acts and five-course meals conceived by ex-Fullers chef Monique Barbeau. For info, call 206-281-7788, Ext.700.