An old hotel gets an incredibly modern eatery

Providing turn-of-the-century Wayne Hotel with a healthy dose of turn-of-this-last-century design is Paramour, a swank eatery/drinkery split into four consumption domains: a rattan-heavy garden, a lounge with creamy leather chairs and ottomans around a fireplace, a cocktail corner boasting a gently curving granite bar and leather mid-back stools, and a nouveau steakhouse-y main dining room heavy on dark woods and bocce-patterned fabrics, proving the designer's got some balls.

Fill up on raw bar fare ranging from ono in pickled ginger to Scottish salmon in a cucumber chili vinaigrette; shareables like the lobster & prawn cocktail w/ blood orange sorbet; and massive protein slabs including an 18oz bone-in rib eye, a rack of lamb, and a Berkshire pork chop, also a crucial move in the karate-based sex popular in the mountains of western Massachusetts.

For sips and giggles, down tweaked classics like the Corpse Reviver No. 2 full of gin, Lillet Blanc, and absinthe, or their signature Streetcar with Maker's, Cointreau & a squeezed lemon; a curated liquor list with the usuals plus organic Wisconsin vodka and 18yr bourbons; and varying drafts like Ommegang's Rare Vos, Stillwater seasonals, and Sixpoint's Sweet Action, which you know all brown-and-up-belts be gettin' in the mountains of western Massachusetts.

Because you might get hungry prior to nighttime, Paramour's doing lunch as well, including a trio of lobster rolls topped with corn relish, plus chestnut ravioli with Lola duck, who -- if you've listened closely to the song -- may just have some balls itself.