There was one family in particular, that used to live about a mile from us—not straight down the road, but turning sharp off to the left by the turnpike where the Plymouth mail ran over the donkey—that were quite extraordinary people for giving the most extravagant parties, with artificial flowers and champagne, and variegated lamps, and, in short, every delicacy of eating and drinking that the most singular epicure could possibly require.
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An epicure in Paris will eventually find her way to this restaurant.
It may be in a city of temples and shrines, but to epicures the centuries-old Nishiki Ichiba market is Kyoto’s most blessed place.
Time Magazine, 2008 -- http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1642444_1726285_1726239,00.html(retrieved 09/16/09)