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Baroness de Rothschild

RIP Philippine de Rothschild

Grande dame of Bordeaux wineries passes. Philippine de Rothschild, revered as the grande dame of Bordeaux wine and part-owner of the legendary Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard, died last week at the of age 80. Baronness de Rothschild was the controlling shareholder in the family-owned Baron Philippe de Rothschild house, which produces the Mouton Cadet claret, the […]

Le Meridien Reconcepts the Eclair

Le Meridien Reconcepts the Eclair

French classic pastry featured in luxury hotel chain promotion. My eccentric late mother-in-law often asked me, “Is it éclair or declare?” I always replied, “It’s me-Claire.” And she laughed as if we’d never exchanged those lines before. In truth, I’ve always liked good renditions of this classic pastry and not only because it is an […]