Peter Moruzzi takes you to America's finest mid-century restaurants-continental-style fine dining establishments, historic steakhouses, lounge restaurants, and Polynesian palaces-that persevere in U.S. cities large and small. Through exclusive new and vintage photography, Moruzzi celebrates culinary pioneers and multigeneration restaurateurs, uncovers authentic gems, and debunks the predicted demise of the white tablecloth restaurant. The book includes a comprehensive directory of over 200 classic restaurants found in cities from all 50 states.
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Over time, the softly lit wood-paneled interiors, starched tablecloths, curved booths, tuxedoed captains, and tableside service that once defined classic continental-style fine dining have gradually disappeared. Equally, the number of historic restaurants filled with character and oldschool ambiance dwindle with each passing year. Yet vestiges cling to life in cities large and small. Through vivid new photography and vintage material,Classic Dining celebrates the great mid-century restaurants that continue to thrive in New York, Miami, New Orleans, Las Vegas, the Chicago area, Los Angeles, and across America. Includes a current directory of over 200 classic restaurants in cities from all 50 states.About the Author:
An architectural historian by profession, Peter Moruzzi is an acknowledged expert on midcentury Modern architecture and design. He is the founder of the Palm Springs Modern Committee, an internationally recognized historic preservation organization, and the writer/director of Desert Holiday, a documentary film chronicling the history of Palm Springs as seen through vintage postcards. He resides in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles and in Palm Springs.
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Buchbeschreibung Gibbs Smith, 2012. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket. First. Binding tight and straight, inner pages clean and unmarked. ; 10 X 8.10 X 0.80 inches. Artikel-Nr. 49545