November 10, 2008
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1892145499
ISBN - 13: 9781892145499
From the Publisher
Step through the doors of forty-nine of the most beautiful brasseries in Paris “where the pleasures of the eye are reunited with the pleasures of the table.”
The expansive, bustling brasseries of Paris have been a fixture of the city’s restaurant scene since the 19th century. Serving a classic “brasserie menu” (seafood platters, onion soup, sauerkraut and sausage, for starters), waiters in traditional long white aprons balance overflowing trays as weave their way through the huge dining rooms, decorated in a distinctive Art Nouveau or Art Deco style: stained glass windows, Mucha-inspired murals, glistening mirrors, and Japonica furniture. The authors explore the most beloved of these establishments, each with its own history, cachet, legends and ghosts. “Brasseries rustle with all that makes Parisian life Parisian,” they write, in this charming book that will guide travelers to unforgettable dining experience.
About the Author
François Thomazeau is a writer, editor, journalist, and bookseller who divides his time between Marseille and Paris.
Sylvain Ageorges, a photographer specializing in images in Paris, has published his photographs in The Authentic Bistros of Paris as well as several other guidebooks.
Poet Anna Moschovakis is co-founder of the Ugly Duckling Presse and the translator of The Authentic Bistros of Paris and The Engagement. She teaches Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center.
"The Brasseries of Paris allows you to plot where to have dinner, even if you've lived in Paris for 20+ years and think you know everything. Don't feel constrained to eat near your hotel. Traveling from one quartier to another is simple when you take the metro, and this book allows you to know where to go to eat once you do take the metro." --BonjourParis
“A guide to 49 of those unique Paris bars that serve simple meals as well as drink is found in The Brasseries of Paris. In addition, author Francois Thomazeau and photographer Sylvain Ageorges examine the menus, decor, history and even ghosts associated with these establishments.” –Frank Wagner, Copley News Service
"The brasseries described here in this charming book (accompanied by evocative color photographs) have their own customs, their own traditions and their own particular stories to tell; they range from the famous (La Closerie and La Coupole) to the historic (Le Procope) to literary haunts (Brasserie Lipp, Le Dome)." -The Chicago Tribune
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