When the exalted French chef Alain Ducasse debuted his posh restaurant of the same name on Central Park South, amenities included a sommelier for the mineral water, a sealed wine list and a selection of fine fountain pens with which to sign the check. If George Costanza longed to be ensconced in velvet, AD/NY was the place to do it. Mr. Ducasse was forced to retrench when critics declared that these absurd extravagances "broke new... More >>>