Ciro, Paris 1923
Ciro’s had sister restaurants in London, Deauville, Biarritz and Monte Carlo. This classic menu cover from 1923 is a perfect representation of the carefree life enjoyed by the very rich.
Ciro’s was named after its first owner, an Italian born Egypian, who opened the first restaurant in Monte Carlo in 1897. One of the most regular customers was multi-millionaire Gordon Bennett, the American businessman, who always sat at the same outside table eating his favorite chop until Ciro was told to move them by a policeman. Bennett was livid and Ciro explained that the only solution would be to buy the next-door restaurant. Bennett bought the restaurant, gave it to Ciro, and resumed sitting at his favorite table.
Ciro sold out in 1911 to a syndicate that expanded it into a small chain that endured until world war two.
Courtesy Lou Greenstein
Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom printed with border for matting and framing.
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Each product is accompanied by a copy of the interior menu where available.