First edition. 6 3/4" x 5 1/4" in cream pictorial wrappers.  3-43 . Illustrations. "Antoine's is a Louisiana Creole cuisine restaurant located at 713 rue St. Louis (St. Louis Street) in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. It has the distinction of being the oldest family run restaurant in the United States, having been established in 1840 by Antoine Alciatore. A New Orleans institution, it is notable for being the "inventor" of several famous dishes, such as Oysters Rockefeller, Pompano en Papillote, Eggs Sardou and Pigeonneaux Paradis. The restaurant is also known for its VIP patrons (including several U.S. presidents and Pope John Paul II). Roy Alciatore managed the restaurant through some of the nation's most difficult times, including the Prohibition era and World War II. His contributions still remain vibrant today. The 1840 Room, a replica of a fashionable private dining room, still contains the great silver duck press and is a museum of curios treasures including a cookbook published in Paris in 1659." Pamphlet offers an extensive list of Distinguished Guests organized by category (Dignataries, Notables, Nobility, Aviation, Celebrities, Cinema, Orchestra Leaders and Singers, Dance Teams, Authors, Columnists, Artists, etc.). 8 pages of various diner's quotes. List of facts about the restaurant. List of food favorites which include Huitres en coquille a La Rockefeller (#1), Pompano en Papillotte (#2), caviar, shrimp, frog's legs, etc. Descriptions of various items on the menu. Photographs of the restaurant's exterior; the proprietors, both past and present; Madame Antoine Alciatore; Camille Averna, Head Chef; Roy Alciatore sampling the 1,000,000th order of Oysters Rockefeller; etc. Lightly soiled. Very good.
Inventory Number: 40970