Food & Drink

Owner Mark Gresge says the main philosophy of l’étoile is to make guests happy. “They chose us,” he said. Photo: Elli Williams

Star of the show: Now 20, l’étoile keeps shining

Gourmet food is moving downscale. The work of talented chefs is increasingly available to diners who don’t wish to dress up or pay a small fortune for a good meal. While the proliferation of inexpensive, casual, high quality restaurants has generally been a good thing, one downside is the squeezing out of a dying breed—a […]

Photo: John Robinson

Inside, out: A Belmont home boasts two kinds of kitchens

Bill and Jessica Norton’s Belmont home boasts two kitchens. The first, at the rear informal entrance to their home, is a warm, welcoming space with built-in seating, a vintage porcelain sink picked up on their honeymoon, concrete and copper countertops, chicken-themed everything (upholstery, paintings, dishes, and assorted tchotchkes) and a custom made second sink by […]