This Parisian institution continues to be a bastion of elegance, expense, and culinary excellence. Number 17 Avenue Victor-Emmanuel III (renamed Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1945) was a run-down bistro until René Lasserre took it over and, in 1942, opened his eponymous restaurant. During WW2, he and the restaurant staff protected resistance fighters at the same time as its reputation for fine dining spread.
In 1948 he founded his Club de la Casserole, whose dinners became a must for Parisian celebrities. Dali, Dietrich, Hepburn, Malraux and Chagall, were all regulars. Now British Royals and super-models have become Lasserre loyalists who are on occasion lucky enough to dine under the stars when the restaurant’s roof opens during accommodating weather.
The artwork on the cover is by Jan Mara (1912-1992).
Courtesy Private Collection.
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.
All printed in USA.
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