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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In early August 1889, Cesar 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barr, Luke
Dewey number
  • 647.94092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
TX910.5.R5
LC item number
B37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ritz, César
  • Escoffier, A.
  • Savoy Hotel (London, England)
  • Escoffier, A.
  • Ritz, César
  • Savoy Hotel (London, England)
  • Hospitality industry
  • Hospitality industry
  • Leisure class
  • Hospitality industry
  • Leisure class
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Culinary
  • COOKING / History
  • HISTORY / Europe / Western
Label
Ritz & Escoffier : the hotelier, the chef, and the rise of the leisure class, Luke Barr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Contents
The grand opening, 1889. The hotelier and the impresario ; A London debut ; An offer too good to refuse -- Boomtown, 1890. Taking charge ; A celebrity guest and an infamous dinner -- Decadence and suspicion, 1890-1893. The shareholder meeting ; Flying high ; Expansion plans and new pressures -- Scandal, 1894-1898. The Prince of Wales vs. the Duc d'Orle̓ans ; Ritz makes a move ; A secret investigation ; Calamity -- Paris, 1898-1899. A new beginning ; The cookbook ; The perfect hotel -- Return to London, 1899-1902. Revenge is sweet ; The toast of the town ; A new king and a nervous breakdown -- Afterword. Paris, 1925
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
Copyright
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
Contents
The grand opening, 1889. The hotelier and the impresario ; A London debut ; An offer too good to refuse -- Boomtown, 1890. Taking charge ; A celebrity guest and an infamous dinner -- Decadence and suspicion, 1890-1893. The shareholder meeting ; Flying high ; Expansion plans and new pressures -- Scandal, 1894-1898. The Prince of Wales vs. the Duc d'Orle̓ans ; Ritz makes a move ; A secret investigation ; Calamity -- Paris, 1898-1899. A new beginning ; The cookbook ; The perfect hotel -- Return to London, 1899-1902. Revenge is sweet ; The toast of the town ; A new king and a nervous breakdown -- Afterword. Paris, 1925
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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