Food: Have Toque, Will Travel

America lures European chefs and restaurateurs

"First I like to do things I like, and second, I like to make money, which I like." So says Albert Roux, who with Brother Michel owns several celebrated restaurants, including Le Gavroche in London and the Waterside Inn in nearby Bray. Both boast the Guide Michelin's top rating, three stars. The Rouxs are among a number of prestigious European chefs and restaurateurs opening branches in the U.S. Currently the brothers provide inspiration, advice and some financial backing to Michael's Waterside Inn, a superb and comfortably inviting restaurant in Santa Barbara, Calif. The inn, which opened in 1984 and is now...

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