Café de Paris, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1888
The Café de Paris was one of the most elegant restaurants in Buenos Aires in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was originally a "men only" establishment. Bird and game hunting was a popular pastime for the wealthy, hence the theme of this menu cover. The restaurant was also a popular destination for bankers and businessmen and spectacular wines were served at lunch and dinner including Chateau Yquem, Chateau Branne Mouton (which became Chateau Mouton Rothschild), Beaune and Pommery champagne.
Courtesy University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Libraries Collections
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