Has Tribeca’s Victory Cry Faded
To a Voice From Another Room?
When Karen and David Waltuck opened Chanterelle in a Soho storefront 24 years ago, they were pioneers, bringing haute cuisine downtown. And their style was utterly different from uptown places of similar caliber, such as La Grenouille or La Côte Basque. The pale Read More
Come all, ye madcaps, here’s Gertrude Stein.
The place to be in 1934, if you were in the Modernist swim, was Hartford, Conn. It was there, at Chick Austin’s Wadsworth Atheneum, that Balanchine’s Serenade was first seen. And it was at the Atheneum that, on successive nights, le tout New York showed up for the Read More
Prepare for Saints: Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and the Mainstreaming of American Modernism , by Steven Watson. Random House, 371 pages, $35.
“A Jew and a Protestant turn out a Catholic opera about Spain in the 16th century and in the course of writing that music I came into practically total recall of my Southern Read More
When a friend of mine said recently that she’d like to go to one of my “downtown places,” I didn’t think trendy restaurants full of models and bellowing disco music would be quite her thing. Instead, I thought of Chanterelle. It was several years since I had last dined there, just after it moved from Read More