Hilary Knight Around Town

Vanity Fair November 2009

The illustrious illustrator of Eloise has lived in Manhattan since 1932, which means that he has dined out approximately 28,000 times in his lifetime. That kind of experience teaches you a thing or two about eating and drinking establishments, so join Hilary Knight on a virtual walking tour of six New York classics.

Le Périgord

Of all these places, Le Périgord is the newcomer, having “just” opened in 1964. (In those days, Greta Garbo lived across the street.) The restaurant straddles Beekman and Sutton Places, where it serves the neighborhood oeufs à la neige (also known as floating islands, a delicate dessert of poached meringue and vanilla custard in almond cream).