Ritz & Escoffier (Library Binding)

The Hotelier, the Chef, and the Rise of the Leisure Class

By Luke Barr

Thorndike Press Large Print, 9781432849764

Publication Date: April 18, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/2/2018)
Paperback (4/2/2019)
Hardcover (4/3/2018)

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In a tale replete with scandal and opulence, Luke Barr transports readers to turn-of-the-century London and Paris to discover how celebrated hotelier C sar 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.

About the Author

LUKE BARR is the author of the New York Times bestselling Provence, 1970. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and Switzerland, Barr attended Harvard College and was formerly the features editor at Travel + Leisure magazine. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their two daughters.