La Bonne Table by Ludwig Bemelmans

By Ludwig Bemelmans

This is the simplest of Bemelmans at the topic he enjoyed so much: los angeles bonne desk. The entrancing thoughts and fascinating photos assembled right here shipping the reader backstage of the nice inns of Europe and America--including the immortal "Hotel Splendide"--and such eating places because the travel d'Argent in Paris and Le Pavillon in big apple. Memorable dishes, the eccentric geniuses of the kitchens who created them, the opulent and sometimes staggering consumers who ordered them, the mythical wines and the events they toasted, are all evoked in wealthy and piquant style.

The proficient and exuberant Ludwig Bemelmans used to be expert as a boy for a profession as a restauranteur, and l. a. Bonne desk is in influence his gastonomical autobiography. The high--and occasionally riotous low--points of his existence with nutrients, from Austrian cafes to the overdue, lamented Ritz of recent York, are narrated with satisfaction and zest as he celebrates beer and sausages, pressed duck and caviar, and the cooks who cooked for him. He recollects with decidedly combined feelings the methods of the busboy and the waiter, and the characteristics that make up the ideal maitre d'. He muses over nice menus and nice eaters--and quickly makes the reader very hungry. right here, actually, is a banquet of analyzing, as a misplaced international of luxurious and magnificence is brilliantly evoked and savored. Bemelmans' amazing allure captivated all who met him; it glows during the pages of l. a. Bonne Table.

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