Modern Living: The End of Dining

Down the long elegant candlelit years since Le Pavilion opened in Manhattan in 1941, even the most jaded of gourmets have agreed that there was no restaurant in the U.S. quite like it. Founded in the finest French tradition by Master Restaurateur Henri Soule, Le Pavilion immediately established itself as the very best of a small but choice selection of places in which it was as gratifying to be seen as it was to be served the splendid fare. No detail was unimportant to Soule. He used only Baccarat crystal, for instance, and seated...

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