A Souvenir from the famous Parisian Restaurant “La Tour D’Argent” - SOLD

A Souvenir from the famous Parisian Restaurant “La Tour D’Argent” - SOLD

SOLD - La Tour dArgent was founded in 1582 and is believed to be the oldest restaurant in Paris. It is also said that King Henri IV was a regular patron.

 

The restaurant was owned in the 1890s and 1900s by Frédéric Delair, who began the tradition of presenting a numbered certificate to each person who ate the restaurant's signature dish, pressed duck: serial number #112,151 went to U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, #203,728 went to Marlene Dietrich, and #253,652 went to Charlie Chaplin).

 

The restaurant was also mentioned in the book The Wright Brothers by David McCullough, page 148, as a place where a dinner was held for Orville and Wilbur Wright, while in France July 1906.

 

This hand painted souvenir egg bears the name of the restaurant on the bottom.

 

Dimensions: 5.5cm long

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