MODERN LIVING: Food Is Also Served

For Manhattan sophisticates (mostly from west of the Hudson), The Four Seasons up to now has been just another baroque concerto by Italian Composer Antonio Vivaldi, or a topflight restaurant patronized by Americans in Munich, Germany. This week Manhattanites and visitors to Manhattan got the offer of an even more baroque outlet. From now on, if money, showmanship, and just plain spectacle count for anything. The Four Seasons will be synonymous with the world's costliest restaurant ($4.5 million to build), which swung open its Park Avenue doors this week on the ground...

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