The epicure's year book and table companion Volume 1
by Blanchard Jerrold
ISBN 1130704238 (1-130-70423-8)
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Book summary: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 Excerpt: ...cooks. That house is always to be trusted, the master of which is lord and presiding spirit of his own kitchen. M. Balvay has a serious rival near at hand, in the person of Chef Bardou, who governs the dinners of the fine and exacting customers of the Moulin Rouge. The Moulin is delightful in summer, and snug in winter. At Durand's, Place de la Madeleine, he who desires conscientious cookery, and the quiet manners of the old school--the quiet of a quartier St. Germain hotel, and not the vivacity of the New Boulevards--will find all he desires. Voisin's, in the Rue St.-Honor£, has a well-merited Parisian repute--which is proof enough, if proof were wanting--that the inhabitants of "the centre of civilisation," still have some faint ideas of the art of eating. The Pied de Mouton at hand, should be visited for breakfast. M. Ory was, as our neighbours express it, "well inspired" when he set up, over his good kitchen, the fine cabinets and banqueting halls of the Maison Mongrolle, at the entrance to the Avenue de L'Imperatrice. "All Paris" passes every afternoon under his windows; and the equipages of discerning diners are ranged by the doorway every evening. No epicurean lounger ought to miss the Pere Lathuile at Batignolles. Dinner at Batignolles! Ay, the Lathuiles have destroyed the joke; and very great people indeed eat from their excellent kitchen. One visit to the Pavilion Henri Quatre, in the Park of St. Germains; and, after a good plain dinner, the epicure may meditatively sum up his gastronomic prowess, watching the blurr made on the bright horizon by distant Paris. Doctors And Dinners. "Exactly," the doctor interrupted. "Now, suppose I were to say to you, my dear epicurean friend, ' Epicurus, my boy, ju...
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