"21: Every Day Was New Year's Eve"
"21: Every Day Was New Year's Eve"
"Alfredo Viazzi's Italian Cooking"
"Alfredo Viazzi's Italian Cooking"
"Calvin Lee's Chinese Cooking"
"Calvin Lee's Chinese Cooking"
"Dining at The Pavillon"
"Dining at The Pavillon"
"The Colony Cookbook" (First Edition)

"The Colony Cookbook" (First Edition)

$75.00

One of the mainstays of the East Side branch of Cafe Society, the Park Avenue set rather than the celebrity crowd, was the Colony on Madison at 61st Street. According to Rian James in Dining In New York (1930) the "Colony is the restaurant of the cosmopolite and the connoisseur; the rendezvous of the social registrite; the retreat of the Four Hundred." It was the exclusivity, the air of discernment and the attentiveness that stopped discreetly short of fawning that were the hallmarks of places like this. It was the sort of restaurant where your dinner came out in chafing dishes on carts and some dishes were flambeed at table side. Owner Gene Cavallaro was noted for his gracious charm toward favored customers. In The Colony Cookbook, Gene Cavallero, Jr. tells the story of the late great Colony restaurant, gathering place of socialites and notables, gourmets and potentates. It was the kind of place that helped build the New York legend. Exclusive recipes from the restaurant (including famous Duck with Orange) have been adapted for family concoction and delectation. Offer a rare 1972 First Edition copy.

"The Colony Cookbook" (First Edition)
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