Lot 267: Legendary French chef, restaurateur, and culinary writer (1846–1935) who was one of the most important leaders in the development of modern French cuisine. ALS in French, signed "A. Escoffier," four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5 x 7, Carleton Hotel letterhead, June 2, 1903. Escoffier writes to a gentleman regarding a reference he has supplied for a former assistant at the Savoy; and four handwritten draft menus for private dinners presented by Escoffier, each one page, two annotated with the names of the hosts and dated 1907–1908. One lists selections such as "Consomme? Rossini," "Saumon Royale," "Caneton de Rouen a l'orange," and "Fonds d'artichauts." In overall fine condition. Accompanied by two additional menus transcribed by one of his assistants.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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