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Ritz And Escoffier: The Hotelier, The Chef, and the Rise of the Leisure Class

Luke Barr.
Item #: D10610
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 320 / 2019
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 9780804186315
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In early August 1889, Swiss hotelier César Ritz joined forces with chef Auguste Escoffier and Richard D'Oyly Carte, the financier of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operas, who was looking to create the world's best hotel. The result was a hotel and restaurant like no one had ever experienced, run in often mysterious and always extravagant ways—which created quite a scandal once exposed. Looking back on a milestone in business and cultural history, the author of Provence, 1970 deftly re-creates the thrilling Belle Epoque era when British aristocracy was at its peak, women began dining out unaccompanied by men, and American nouveaux riches convened in London to show off their wealth.

 

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