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(Restaurants) Joseph Vecchi. The Tavern is My Drum: My Autobiography.

Frontis. port. of the author., and illus. from photographs. Jacket. First Edition. London: Odhams Press, 1948.

According to Rob Moshein, " Joseph Vecchi was born a natural restauranteur. He ran the fine restaurant at Claridge's in London when George V was crowned, then the Kaiserhof in Berlin, where the restaurant Mr. Vecchi ran was the favorite of Wilhelm II, and then in the last glory days of the Romanov Empire, he ran the French restaurant at the Astoria Hotel in St. Petersburg. He left a fascinating chronicle of his experiences in Petersburg and his encounters with the Royalty, Aristocrats and the fall of the Dynasty in his book "The Tavern is my Drum", published England in 1948." A wonderful self-portrait of a restaurateur at the height of the industry. Sunning to jacket spine, mild rubbing to jacket extremities, else very good and bright. 




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