Bemelmans' La Bonne Table is a travelogue of the high life that is absolutely timeless. Entrancing memories and his own utterly charming pictures transport the reader behind the scenes of the great hotels of Europe and America. The book highlights memorable dishes, opulent hotel and restaurant guests, and eccentric waiters and chefs - including the immortal "Hotel Splendide"--and such restaurants as the Tour d'Argent in Paris and Le Pavillon in New York.
The late chef/writer/television star Anthony Bourdain said that this was one writer who every food-lover just had to read.
Ludwig Bemelmans was an Austrian author, an internationally known gourmand, and a writer and illustrator of children's books. He is most noted today for his Madeline books, six of which were published from 1939-1961.
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