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Lessons From a Larger-Than-Life Restaurateur

Le Cirque’s Sirio Maccioni was one of a kind

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Le Cirque is French for “the circus,” and Sirio Maccioni, who died this week in Tuscany, was every bit the ringleader of the once-legendary New York restaurant. It’s hard to understand a person’s magnetism without being in front of them. It wasn’t just his bravado, good looks, and commanding presence. Anyone who…

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Phillip Foss

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Phillip Foss is chef/owner of Michelin starred EL Ideas & co-author of the graphic novel Life in EL.

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