2RestaurantsRestaurant is derived from the French word Restaurer, which means to restore.
3History of Restaurants 16th CenturyGuilds: All food offered and prepared outside of the home was sold by Guilds.Guilds were a group of cooks who prepared and sold certain food items.
4History of Restaurants There were separate Guilds for meat, poultry and pies, breads, sauces and stews, and those who organized feasts.Each Guild had a monopoly on their particular food.
5History of Restaurants Inns and Taverns mainly provided sleeping accommodation and alcohol.When food was served at the Inn it would be obtained from the appropriate Guild and brought to the Inn where guests were served family style at communal tables.
7History of Restaurants 18th CenturyParis 1765Monsieur Boulanger, a tavern keeper, opened the first restaurant. He advertised his special dish, sheep feet in white sauce.He prepared food at his tavern for customers who came in primarily to eat.
9History of Restaurants Paris 1782 – Other Restaurants openedAntoine Beauvilliers offered wealthy diners a menu listing all dishes. The wait staff served patrons at small, individual tables in an elegant setting.
11History of Restaurants The French Revolution 1789 – 1799 :Guilds and their monopolies were abolished. Well-trained chefs who worked in the aristocracy’s private kitchens opened their own restaurants.
12History of Restaurants Early 19th CenturyMore restaurants opened serving a wider selection of items and catering to a diverse clientele.
13History of Restaurants Grande Cuisine – meals consisting of dozens of courses of elaborately and intricately prepared, presented, garnished and sauced foods.Antonin Careme was the prestigious chef who perfected Grande Cuisine.
15History of Restaurants Late 19th CenturyRestaurants opened in the Americas and throughout Europe.
16History of Restaurants London 1898 – Auguste Escoffier refined Grande Cuisine to create Cuisine Classique or Classic Cuisine.Classic Cuisine is the simplification of flavours, garnishes, and fussy procedures of Grande Cuisine.
19History of Restaurants 20th CenturyNouvelle Cuisine:The rejection of overly rich and complicated dishes. The emphasis was on healthy eating, fresh ingredients of the highest quality and simple cooking methods.
20History of Restaurants Fernand Point was the chef who began the movement toward lighter and more simply prepared foods.
23AssignmentChoose a restaurant that you have been at recently. How would you describe its cuisine?Describe the food and how it was prepared.Describe typical menu choices, including an appetizer, entrée, beverage and dessert.Describe the ambiance of the restaurant, the style of table, the lighting, etc.Describe the majority of the clientele.What else is particular about the restaurant you have chosen?Due: Tuesday, September 7, 2010