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THE GOURMET'S GUIDE TO EUROPE

Publisher's Announcement

DINNERS AND DINERS:

Where and how to Dine in London

By Lieut. Col. Newnham Davis

New and Revised Edition Small Crown 8vo. Cloth. 3/6

WHERE AND HOW TO DINE IN PARIS

By Rowland Strong Fcap. 8vo. Cover designed cloth. 2/6

London: GRANT RICHARDS

The Gourmet's Guide To Europe

BY

LIEUT. COL. NEWNHAM DAVIS

AND

ALGERNON BASTARD

EDITED BY THE FORMER

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London GRANT RICHARDS 48 LEICESTER SQUARE, W.C. 1903

The pleasures of the table are common to all ages and ranks, to all countries and times; they not only harmonise with all the other pleasures, but remain to console us for their loss.

Brillat Savarin.

PREFACE

Often enough, staying in a hotel in a foreign town, I have wished to sally forth and to dine or breakfast at the typical restaurant of the place, should there be one. Almost invariably I have found great difficulty in obtaining any information regarding any such restaurant. The proprietor of the caravanserai at which one is staying may admit vaguely that there are eating houses in the town, but asks why one should be anxious to seek for second class establishments when the best restaurant in the country is to be found under his roof. The hall porter has even less scruples, and stigmatises every feeding place outside the hotel as a den of thieves, where the stranger foolishly venturing is certain to be poisoned and then robbed. This book is an attempt to help the man who finds himself in such a position. His guide book may possibly give him the names of the restaurants, but it does no more. My co author and myself attempt to give him some details what his surroundings will be, what dishes are the specialities of the house, what wine a wise man will order, and what bill he is likely to be asked to pay.

Our ambition was to deal fully with the capitals of all the countries of Europe, the great seaports, the pleasure resorts, and the "show places." The most acute critic will not be more fully aware how far we have fallen short of our ideal than we are, and no critic can have any idea of the difficulty of making such a book as we hope this will some day be when complete. At all events we have always gone to the best authorities where we had not the knowledge ourselves. Our publisher, Mr. Grant Richards, quite entered into the idea that no advertisements of any kind from hotels or restaurants should be allowed within the covers of the book; and though we have asked for information from all classes of gourmets from ambassadors to the simple globe trotter we have not listened to any man interested directly or indirectly in any hotel or restaurant.

Hotels as places to live in we have not considered critically, and have only mentioned them when the restaurants attached to them are the dining places patronised by the bon vivants of the town.

Over England we have not thrown our net, for Dinners and Diners leaves me nothing new to write of London restaurants.

In conclusion I beg, on behalf of my co author and myself, to return thanks to all the good fellows who have given us information; and I would earnestly beg any travelling gourmet, who finds any change in the restaurants we have mentioned, or who comes on treasure trove in the shape of some delightful dining place we know nothing of, to take pen and ink and write word of it to me, his humble servant, to the care of Mr. Grant Richards, Leicester Square. So shall he benefit, in future editions, all his own kind. We hear much of the kindness of the poor to the poor. This is an opportunity, if not for the rich to be kind to the rich, at least for those who deserve to be rich to benefit their fellows.

N. Newnham Davis.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I

PARIS PAGE

The "Cuisine de Paris" A little ancient history Restaurants with a "past" The restaurants of to day Over the river Open air restaurants Supping places Miscellaneous 1

CHAPTER II

FRENCH PROVINCIAL TOWNS

The northern ports Norman and Breton towns The west coast and Bordeaux Marseilles and the Riviera The Pyrenees Provence Aix les Bains and other "cure" places 35

CHAPTER III

BELGIAN TOWNS

The food of the country Antwerp Spa Bruges Ostende 79

CHAPTER IV

BRUSSELS

The Savoy The Epaule de Mouton The Faille Déchirée The Lion d'Or The Regina The Helder The Filet de Sole Wiltcher's Justine's The Etoile The Belveder The Café Riche Duranton's The Laiterie Miscellaneous 90

CHAPTER V

HOLLAND

Restaurants at the Hague Amsterdam Scheveningen Rotterdam The food of the people 105

CHAPTER VI

GERMAN TOWNS

The cookery of the country Rathskeller and beer cellars Dresden Münich Nüremburg Hanover Leipsic Frankfurt Düsseldorf The Rhine valley "Cure" places Kiel Hamburg 110

CHAPTER VII

BERLIN

Up to date restaurants Supping places Military cafés Night restaurants 144

CHAPTER VIII

SWITZERLAND

Lucerne Basle Bern Geneva Davos Platz 151

CHAPTER IX

ITALY

Italian cookery and wines Turin Milan Genoa Venice Bologna Spezzia Florence Pisa Leghorn Rome Naples Palermo 157

CHAPTER X

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Food and wines of the country Barcelona San Sebastian Bilbao Madrid Seville Bobadilla Grenada Jerez Algeciras Lisbon Estoril 178

CHAPTER XI

AUSTRIA AND HUNGARY

Viennese restaurants and cafés Baden Carlsbad Marienbad Prague Bad Gastein Budapesth 196

CHAPTER XII

ROUMANIA

The dishes of the country The restaurants of Bucarest 207

CHAPTER XIII

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