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“An insight into Escoffier”

Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
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Owner description: The home of Auguste Escoffier is a now a museum with several exhibits on this famous French cook, considered by many the father of modern culinary art.
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Great little museum paying homage to the great man. If you are in the area then do visit. Well worth the 5€ entry fee.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

If you are thinking about finding a little unusual museum other than just art & objects, this may be the place to visit. This Museum features the first French chef of culinary cuisine Messr Escoffier. It describes briefly his life and the different restaurants he has worked. There are old kitchen tools, an old rotisserie and how it was developed, the different recipes he did, the look of an old French restaurant kitchen in Paris, and other exhibits like all the grand sculptures of chocolate and sugar. Very different and interesting rooms. There are many English translations, but a little French helps a bit more on the details. There is an explanation of the first restaurants and the many gourmet menus that had been served over the turn of the 20th century. There is information as to how "Peach Melba" and "Belle Helene" were both originated. The curator of the museum speaks English and is most friendly and helpful in wanting more information. This is a very little gem in a cute little town. It's just up the street from the Tourist Office in this village. It's super for the person interested in good food and its preparation and presentation. Go enjoy! We found this most a most enjoyable little find.

Thank StanSylvain
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

I still have my copy of Le Guide Culinaire printed in Paris in 1907, and signed by the Chef himself. It was inherited from my Grandfather who was Chef at Simone Prunier's restaurant in London.
After seeing statues of A. Escoffier in the Villeneuve-Loubet we made our way up the incline to the Musee and the establishment was just closing, but the girl who was the Curator did admit us for a brief visit.
Julie Durand, Conservateur-Adjoint and I spoke at some length about my family relationship with the master chef and tried to trace the establishments that they may have established a working relationship.
The museam has 8 exhibition roomsand was created in 1966 in the house where Auguste Escoffier was born. Going on to be awarded a Legion of Honour, the first chef to achieve the distinction.
He was the ambassador of French haute cuisine throughout the world establishing a worldwide reputation before his death in 1935.

Thank Caravanning
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Here's a fine small museum to the father of French cuisine, late 19th - early 20th century. Visit and learn all about how he re-organised staff, brought in modern equipment, developed menus, and so on. Takes about one hour. You will want to talk about this museum over dinner with friends.

Thank Simon M
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

This historical house has a variety of world famous gourmet menues, lots o intersting kitchen/cooking items and photos from the highligts of the culinaire era of Escoffier. Interesting and heartwarming!

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