The Brasseries of Paris

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781892145499
  • Publisher: New York Review Books
  • Publication date: 10/23/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 4.75 (w) x 5.74 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet 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.

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