Out of Town
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| THE MORNING LINE ‣ Turns out,
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Even we get the winter itch to see the world beyond the boroughs. Here are some excellent excuses to take temporary leave of your residences.
Auberge Saint-Antoine is a Relais et Chateaux in a six-story building located in the Old Port by the St. Lawrence River. There are 95 rooms, starting at $189.
Sean Brock, a James Beard award-winning star chef in these parts, runs McCrady's featuring post-modern Southern cooking(!). His Husk Restaurant focuses more on the provenance of the ingredients (from the South only).
NORTH ADAMS, MA
Xu Bing's Phoenix, two gigundo birds (they weigh 12 tons and span about 100 feet) that are made from Chinese construction site debris by the esteemed artist. They were shown outdoors in China, now in Building 5 of Mass MOCA. A second part to the installation opens April 27.
Lincolnmania continues. Robert Todd Lincoln, the only child of Abe and Mary to live to adulthood, built the Georgian Revival house he named Hildene in 1905. It stayed in the family for another 70 years. True, it won't look quite like the photo for a few months yet, but it's worth visiting the house any time, and walking the trails of the property.
GREENLAND A World Heritage Site that may, in a generation, have melted away, Greenland's Ilulissat Icefjord is still beautiful beyond words.
VIEQUES The small island municipality of Puerto Rico was for decades used as a weapons testing ground by the U.S. Navy. Following protests, the Navy left in 2003. To add insult to injury, there's now a W Vieques. We kid. There's really a new W, but it's a beauty.
At Cochon, chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski are cooking Cajun Southern food as well as anybody in shouting distance of a catfish. Pictured: oysters roasted in a wood-burning oven.
A very different Central Park. Jean Nouvel's Parc Central del Poblenou