Luke Barr with Melissa Clark

Luke BarrMelissa ClarkFort Greene store:
Thursday, April 5, 7:30 PM
Luke Barr presents Ritz & Escoffier: The Hotelier, the Chef, and the Rise of the Leisure Class
In conversation with Melissa Clark
Wine reception to follow

Luke Barr, author of the New York Times bestselling book Provence, 1970, presents Ritz & Escoffier, a new sensuous history at the intersection of culture, food, and industry. In a tale replete with scandal and opulence, Barr transports readers to turn-of-the-century London and Paris to discover how celebrated hotelier Cesar 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. Bestselling author Erik Larson calls Ritz & Escoffier “a charming tale of success, scandal, and redemption—complete with an unexpected villain. Warning: It will make you hungry, and a little nostalgic for bygone times.” Barr discusses his work with food writer, cookbook author, and New York Times columnist Melissa Clark, followed by a leisurely wine reception.

Event date: 

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Ritz and Escoffier: The Hotelier, The Chef, and the Rise of the Leisure Class Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9780804186292
Published: Clarkson Potter - April 3rd, 2018

Event Location: