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The Resource Ritz & Escoffier : the hotelier, the chef, and the rise of the leisure class, Luke Barr

Ritz & Escoffier : the hotelier, the chef, and the rise of the leisure class, Luke Barr

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Ritz & Escoffier : the hotelier, the chef, and the rise of the leisure class
Title
Ritz & Escoffier
Title remainder
the hotelier, the chef, and the rise of the leisure class
Statement of responsibility
Luke Barr
Title variation
Ritz and Escoffier
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In early August 1889, César Ritz, a Swiss hotelier highly regarded for his exquisite taste, found himself at the Savoy Hotel in London. He had come at the request of Richard D'Oyly Carte, the financier of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operas, who had modernized theater and was now looking to create the world's best hotel. D'Oyly Carte soon seduced Ritz to move to London with his team, which included Auguste Escoffier, the chef de cuisine known for his elevated, original dishes. 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. Barr deftly re-creates the thrilling Belle Epoque era just before World War I, when British aristocracy was at its peak, women began dining out unaccompanied by men, and American nouveaux riches and gauche industrialists convened in London to show off their wealth. In their collaboration at the still celebrated Savoy Hotel, where they welcomed loyal and sometimes salacious clients, such as Oscar Wilde and Sarah Bernhardt, Escoffier created the modern kitchen brigade and codified French cuisine for the ages in his seminal Le Guide culinaire, which remains in print today, and Ritz, whose name continues to grace the finest hotels across the world, created the world's first luxury hotel. The pair also ruffled more than a few feathers in the process. Fine dining would never be the same--or more intriguing" --
Summary
Transports readers to turn-of-the-century London and Paris to discover how celebrated hotelier César Ritz and famed chef Auguste Escoffier joined forces at the Savoy Hotel to spawn the modern luxury hotel and restaurant, where women and American Jews mingled with British high society, signaling a new social order and the rise of the middle class
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From Amazon
Biography type
collective biography
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10639523
Cataloging source
DLC
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Barr, Luke
Dewey number
  • 647.94092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Ritz, César
  • Escoffier, A.
  • Savoy Hotel (London, England)
  • Hospitality industry
  • Hospitality industry
  • Leisure class
  • Escoffier, A.
  • Ritz, César
  • Savoy Hotel (London, England)
  • Hospitality industry
  • Leisure class
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the hotelier, the chef, and the rise of the leisure class
Label
Ritz & Escoffier : the hotelier, the chef, and the rise of the leisure class, Luke Barr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985359661
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780804186292
Lccn
2017015344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)985359661
Label
Ritz & Escoffier : the hotelier, the chef, and the rise of the leisure class, Luke Barr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985359661
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780804186292
Lccn
2017015344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)985359661

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