Gael Greene's Secrets of Restaurant Seduction

If theres one thing you can count on Gael Greene to deliver, its tales of seduction by food and her latest post has it in spades. This time, its from the male point of view, as Gael offers a service feature on seduction, courtesy of her friend Francesco, the teflon Romeo, in and out of love constantly, an outright chauvinist pig, in fact, but as a pal, really fun, full of zest and unfailingly loyal. Francescos advice includes the following helpful tips:

Strip House: When a woman says she wants meat, shes already telling you something, he says. She doesnt mind showing you her appetite. I ask for a two in the back. Theres nothing to intimidate her. Shes comfortable. Thats the secret. You order the rib eye for two. The truffled potatoes. That chocolate cake, of course. She is charmed. You can be sure shes coming to bed with you.

One If by Land, Two If by Sea: Forget it. A joke. The Terrace. Never. Never. The minute you walk in she knows what you have in mind. You might as well write her a note Tonight I expect to do it. Its too obvious.

Gilt: The perfect place for a newly divorced 40-year-old. She will remember when it was Le Cirque and it will be like she never left.

Asia de Cuba: Ideal for Eurotrash. She would have a funny cocktail and the Philippe Starck look and people she recognizes. Shes at home.

Jean Georges: Jean Georges at lunch could not be more sexy. She knows she looks good in that light. That food. The surprising combinations. The incredible tastes. So sensuous. Too much wine. She is transported. By three oclock she doesnt even remember she is in New York.

Sex After Dinner For the Wily Gourmand [Insatiable Critic]