For Well-Heeled Pooches, Fine Dining Al Fresco
At a recent lunch at his favorite restaurant, David Fountain ordered the chicken sandwich with a glass of Chardonnay. His companion, Hannah, got the restaurant’s Gravy Train, a chicken with demi-glace and rice dish, and a bowl of water.
Hannah, a champagne-colored poodle, was one of the four-legged diners having lunch on the patio at Citron, a restaurant in the Viceroy Hotel in Palm Springs, Calif. Mr. Fountain spends four afternoons a week at the restaurant because it is quiet enough to conduct business – and dogs are welcomed. “She’ll have one of her meals of the day there. She enjoys the whole atmosphere,” says Mr. Fountain, a 63-year-old attorney mediator.