Circus circuits: Focus Lighting teams with Adam Tihany to brighten the surreal Le Cirque 2000

After its debut in 1974, the restaurant Le Cirque quickly established itself as a treasured haunt of Manhattan's privileged set, presenting four-star cuisine in a setting abuzz with social electricity. Then housed in the Mayfair Hotel on the Upper East Side, the enclave's distinctive murals of monkeys dressed as 18th-century aristocrats--sipping tea, dancing the gavotte, and hunting foxes--were a memorable backdrop for the Continental delicacies and charming showmanship of proprietor Sirio

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