Take a seat in the sparse yet elegant dining room of this temple of cutting-edge cuisine, filled with the kind of crowd that tears through a thick wine list as casually as if it were the morning paper. Before the meal, the staff deliver with panache a flurry of amuse-bouches. Chef Jimmy Corwell, a Certified Master Chef, cooks French-inflected New American fare with the precision a machine while never forgetting that flavour matters most. The changing menu focuses on local ingredients, but its hard to avoid a generous helping of foie gras. As you leave, the hostess hands you a madeleine as a reminder of time spent in a cocoon of luxury.