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October 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Le Cirque

This week is the 35th anniversary of the landmark New York Restaurant Le Cirque. With all the turmoil on Wall Street, it is something to note that "the restaurant to the stars" is surviving.

Sirio Maccioni first opened the restaurant in 1974. In 2004, Sirio closed Le Cirque in order to re-open it in a new location. Filmmaker Andrew Rossi documented the closing and the re-opening - capturing scenes such as Sirio getting advice from Henry Kissinger on where to locate the new restaurant. Sirio and son Marco talk food and restaurant manners with Dick Gordon.  A longer version of this story aired June 8, 2007

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