Though less celebrated than the father/son version, father/daughter teams can produce magic, whether it's John Huston directing daughter Anjelica in the James Joyce adaptation The Dead, or Woody Allen directing Soon Yi in the Nabokov adaptation, My Bed. Far less tawdry and far more delicious, the pair behind Cafe Luc
Just opened by Julie and Luc van Oostende, the esteemed Belgian resto runners behind Cafe Theatre, Luc's a Continental brasserie installed in renovated Victorian Marylebone digs, now filled with dark hardwood floors, waxed green walls, leather banquettes, and replica chairs from the Lido in Paris (importing the real thing was just too big of a tassel). Opening-menu starters have a ballotine of foie gras cooked in red wine, an Orkney baked scallop with young leeks and Alsace bacon, and, accompanied by avocado and a quail egg, a Cornish crab tian -- a complexly layered dish that shows Cornish crabs are capable of more than just drinking cider and farming. Bigger fare includes the Organic Chicken Supreme with champagne, black trompettes & papardelle, a braised lamb shoulder w/ borlotti beans, young fennel & rosemary jus, and, served alongside mayonnaise'd pomme frites, the Steak Tartare "a la minute", though why does it take even that long to not cook something?
For quick-biters, the bar's got snacks like mini cheeseburgers and fried courgette flowers, as well as a selection of draught wines, including Meursault "Les Tessons" and the Hawke's Bay Merlot "Gravel Pit", or, where Mia Farrow threatened to bury her husband if he didn't direct his Wood elsewhere, Soon.