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(**NEW ARRIVAL**) (Menu) Rene Verdon Le Trianon

Menu, 2 pp., 16x11". Illus. on cover and interior. Tan heavy paper stock. San Francisco: May 19, 1977.

Inscribed & SIGNED by Verdon on the cover, with a drawing by him of his first initial with a chef's toque atop. Rene Verdon (1924-2011) was probably the most famous White House chef, as he worked for John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy throughout their administration. He brought contemporary French gourmet food and culture to a previously American-focused kitchen, during the same time that Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking was making a splash in American households. The influence he brought was profound, and changed the way Americans regarded "foreign" food. After leaving the White House, he came to San Francisco, where he opened an upscale French restaurant called Le Trianon. A bit of dog-earing to upper corners, otherwise very good. Verdon's signature is rather scarce.


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