In New York’s The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, Le Cirque recently launched a new satellite in SIRIO RISTORANTE
[above], channeling the high-style aesthetic of 1960’s Italy. (tajhotels.com
By year’s end, Las-Vegas-based chef Kerry Simon will spin off a new outpost, MANSION BY SIMON
, designed like a sprawling mansion complete with a living room, library, and bedroom for dining and drinking in the Dominican Republic’s Hard Rock Punta Cana Hotel & Casino (hardrockhotelpuntacana.com
Opening in November, HAKKASAN SAN FRANCISCO
) will serve Cantonese food and dim sum with a nightlife vibe fed by a rotating roster of DJs in a10,000-square-foot space encompassing an intimate bar, a lounge with modern ethnic decor, and a 170-seat dining room overlooking Market Street.