The menu of the first restaurant in Paris did not differ in a wide selection of dishes. It was possible to order only broth or soup. And these dishes had a therapeutic purpose – to “restore the life” of visitors.
People from ancient times believed that soup is an excellent remedy. Recent studies have shown that chicken soup has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. But already at the beginning of the XII century, doctors recommended chicken soup to fight colds. And even the world’s first restaurant served only liquid dishes, in particular broths.
In the 1700s, the French catering system was quite developed. At that time, most city dwellers did not have full kitchens in their homes. And so most Parisians ate from common boilers of street vendors or in local hotels. Continue reading
A student gave all her savings for dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant, and that’s what the waiter brought her
Everyone has their own ideas about how much dinner can cost in a good restaurant. If you clarify that we are talking about one of the best institutions in the world, surely many will mentally raise the bar. Food photos from the Saison restaurant in San Francisco recently appeared online, with dinner costing $ 600 per person. An ordinary student opened up for such pleasure. When the waiters brought the order, her surprise knew no bounds …
A college student named Aussie spoke about her impressions of visiting the Michelin-starred Saison restaurant on the Imgur website. She shared photos of all the dishes that were brought to her, supplemented the visual information with names and explanations. Aussie says she went to San Francisco for work, and was unable to get past the restaurant, which is considered second in the ranking of the most expensive. Aussie says she enjoys paying a fortune for dinner alone, for which she constantly saves money. Continue reading
The French tavern Yar, and later the legendary Russian restaurant, was a cult place of Moscow bohemia of the 19th and early 20th centuries. In terms of luxury, high quality gastronomy and extravagance, the pre-revolutionary Yar was considered the number one institution and not a single Moscow restaurant has been able to surpass it until now. History has preserved many amazing facts about this unique institution.
The Yar restaurant, founded by Frenchman Tranquil Yard (Yar), was opened in 1826 in the center of Moscow, on the corner of Neglinnaya and Kuznetskiy, and then moved to Petrovka. When the tavern could no longer accommodate all the visitors, it had a branch outside the city. The beginning of Leningradsky Prospekt, which now you cannot even call the outskirts (rather, the center), was then considered a backwater. However, it was this building beyond the Tverskaya Zastava that became incredibly popular, making Yar one of the best restaurants of those years. Over time, the old building was completely closed, and the branch began to expand, modernize and grow rich. Continue reading