Zagat has described Gascogne as "dark and sexy." To go one step further, I would say this Chelsea restaurant is "intimate and seductive." Gascogne is one of Chelsea's jewels, a French restaurant specializing in southwestern cuisine served in a romantic yet convivial atmosphere to a down-to-earth respectful clientele. An intimate environment where a dynamic, courteous staff bring life to the succulent meals. Accompanying these dishes is an impressive array of local Gascon wines. And the extensive cartes des Armagnac is an undeniable find! After dinner, custom dictates that satisfied guests enjoy a glass of one of 1966's best bottles. And, a growing number are reviving the custom of savoring these precious Armagnacs at the bar with one of their favorite cigars.