Among other things, the concert seemed to prove what the record only suggested: that an adenoindal post-punk voice like Mr. Costello's, with a thin timbre and wavering intonation, need not sound out of place in a refined chamber-music setting.
Our fellow patrons all smiled indulgently, but clearly shared the thought: "Who would bring a rambunctious bambino to such a refined setting?"
It's a lovely, refined setting in which François Adamski shows off inventive mastery of dishes you thought you knew.
Roast pig, sides of beef, eye-level mounds of shrimp and an unlimited bar - all in the refined setting of a hotel in midtown Manhattan.
L Map Duck through the hobbit-size door of this gorgeous 15th-century half-timbered building, Winchester's oldest house, to enjoy a romantic and refined setting in oak-beamed rooms.
It is simply reliable and pleasing, served in the type of refined setting that is nearly extinct today.
Last year, the couple opened Spago Beverly Hills, switching their focus from the casual West Hollywood location to a far more refined setting.
B Map Chef Mike Bassett's follow up to Ginja presents similar fusion-style dishes in a more spacious, refined setting facing onto the Vineyard Hotel's lovely gardens.
Fine wines and a refined setting in a mid-19th-century palace make it one of Madrid's best new restaurants.
Seventeen is a reservations-only, extra charge, à la carte fine dining restaurant in a quiet, refined setting.