Title: Monday Night at Narsai's: An International ...
Publisher: New York: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 1987
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
8vo hardcover in off-white paper-covered boards with title on black cloth spine. Grey/white patterned dust jacket with small illustration of tuxedo-wearing waiter on front. Second Printing. Inscribed 'For****' by both David and Muscatine dated 2 June, 1987 on prelim. page before title page. Very Good+ in a VG+ DJ/: white boards exhibit some very minor soiling from routine handling; DJ corner tips & spine ends very lightly bumped but no chips or tears. Text itself clean, bright & unmarked. Foreword by Jacques Pepin; Introduction; Glossary; Bibliography; Index. 381pp.**** Menus from notable Kensington, California restaurant which opened in 1972 and was especially famed for its Monday night international fixed menus. Sample dishes ranged from Finnish halibut soup, Cuban spicy beef hash,Polish walnut cake, Irish braised rabbit, grilled lamb marinated in buttermilk(Iran),lobster in tomato-brandy sauce(Spain), oyster-sausage gumbo(Creole) and chicken breasts stuffed with kumquats and honey (Israel.) U.S.A night offers 'A Shaker Menu' which features Veal scallops in sour cream, Herb soup and biscuits. All menus include a suggested wine with wine notes to accompany the meal. Includes extensive glossary. A very nice copy. INSCRIBED by both David & Muscatine, chef and noted food writer respectively, and two of California's most respected 'foodies' before foodies became chic. #60015june. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16193777508
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