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Author Christiane Lauterbach

  • Christiane Lauterbach

    Restaurant Columnist

    Christiane Lauterbach was born and raised in Paris. She spent some of her formative years in Germany then in New York. She has reviewed restaurants for Atlanta magazine and contributed to their food coverage since 1983. She is the publisher of Knife & Fork, the Insider's Guide to Atlanta Restaurants, a candid newsletter about the local dining scene available by subscription for over a quarter of a century. She is the author of the Atlanta Restaurant Guide, published in paperback by Pelican. She often expresses her opinion in various national travel and food magazines and has made countless radio and television appearances. She is a popular public speaker, a fearless traveler, a committed organic gardener, and, yes, she loves food as much now as when she started her career. She raised two daughters to be independent and care about what they eat when they eat out and become mindful home cooks.

 

The Aperitif Hour

A more relaxing pause in your day

Unlike the American happy hour—the main purpose of which, it seems to me, is to wait out traffic and perhaps fill up on nasty food—the l’heure de l’apéritif is a sort of gentle musing, accompanied by a glass of something modestly alcoholic such as a vermouth (a fortified wine, flavored with herbs and spices) or a pastis (an anise-flavored liqueur) diluted with water. Read More