Maxim's, Mirror of Parisian Life by Jean-Pascal Hesse
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In 1893, Maxime Gaillard opened a small bistro at 3 rue Royale. The restaurant was soon discovered by the star socialite of the day, Irma de Montigny, who launched it as a center of Parisian nightlife. A masterpiece of Art Nouveau splendor, Maxim's remains faithful to this period and continues to welcome a mix of crowned heads, heirs, artists, and beauties, along with a steady stream of enchanted touristes. On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the restaurant's latest proprietorship, by designer Pierre Cardin, Jean-Pascal Hesse tells the fascinating story of this legendary place. The book includes a selection of Maxim’s most successful recipes, with accompanying illustrations.