If you're looking for modern cuisine from the French Riviera with a Texas twist, La Colombe d'Or is the place. Dripping with luxe touches, this restaurant occupies the first floor of a turn-of-the-20th-century mansion whose upper floors have been converted into a small luxury hotel by longtime owner Steve Zimmerman. Forget about budgets and calories, and succumb to classic preparations of lobster, lamb, prime cuts of beef, and vegetables. Expect the elaborate desserts
to be—what else?—rich.