Ritz and Escoffier: The Hotelier, the Chef, and the Rise of the Leisure Class
Luke Barr, Author and Journalist
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Rosecliff
6:00 PM Lecture 
7:00 PM Book signing 


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In 1889 Swiss hotelier Cesar Ritz, theatrical impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte, and celebrated chef Auguste Escoffier teamed up to create what was to become London’s fabled Savoy Hotel. The result was an establishment unlike any other that was run in mysterious, extravagant, and often scandalous ways. Join us to explore the past of this celebrated London landmark beloved of a loyal clientele, made up of eccentrics, celebrities, aristocrats, and the nouveau riche, and which became a hospitality and culinary legend
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