France: Historic bar
Auberge de Venise,
10 Rue Delambre, Paris; 011-33-1-43-35-43-09. "This small, excellent Paris restaurant, originally called
the Dingo Bar, was the site of the first meeting of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, an encounter recorded by Hemingway in
'A Moveable Feast.' The staff is aware of the connection and [is] proud of the restaurant's role
in literary history. Good food at reasonable prices makes this historic cafe an outstanding stop for lunch or dinner." Dinner entrees $34-$39.
William E. Webster
Canada: Nova Scotia inn
Gowrie House Country Inn, 840 Shore Road, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia; (800) 372-1115, fax (902) 736-0077. "Gowrie House, built in the 1830s, is a top Canadian inn and a winner of numerous awards. Rooms and common areas are beautifully decorated with antiques; rooms are spacious; many have working fireplaces, air conditioning and private baths with some whirlpool baths. A full country breakfast is served, and four-course gourmet dinners are served by reservation. A great base for exploration of the Cabot Trail and Cape Breton or to catch the Newfoundland ferry." Double rooms from $105.
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