5 meals worth flying for

We asked acclaimed chef Daniel Bouloud which meals he'd traverse the globe to eat.

The French Laundry <br> Yountville, Calif.
The French Laundry
Yountville, Calif.
Even though you can now experience Thomas Keller's perfectionism here in New York, the French Laundry is still well worth the trip, especially when you factor in the romance of Napa Valley. Many of his dishes have become icons of contemporary cuisine. I love the tiny, crunchy cones he fills with salmon tartare or his famous "pearls and oysters," made with tapioca and white sturgeon caviar. While you are in Yountville, also try chef Richard Reddington's Napa outpost, Redd.

Closest Airport: San Francisco International, 68 miles, or Oakland, 61 miles


The Inn at Little Washington

The French Laundry

Inn at Blackberry Farm

Restaurant Arzak

Restaurant Bras
Great estate escapes Tired of "luxury hotels" that blur together? The owners of these unique estates are now welcoming guests. (more)
Undersea luxury Sleeping with the fishes is a fate to avoid -- unless you're visiting these underwater resorts. (more)
Rare Rubens causes a stir An old master oil sketch may fetch $8-12 million. (more)