Long Cove Point Association
"Fessaguet is one of the world's most-honored French chefs..."
"The kitchen is nice because you are a maestro."
the Golden disk of 'Begin the Beguine' by Cole Porter, I spent
all one night to reproduce
with truffle cuts on 100 poached eggs the complete musical score of the song."
Article on Roger Fessaguet online
Chef Fessaquet is last on the right, front row, seated at the table
(Vatel Club of New York)
Chef Fessaquet Portfolio
(The card titled "The President" was left after a dinner by John F. Kennedy
Fessaquet's NYC restaurant, La Caravelle
Bastille Day Ball mural in La Caravelle
Making Sense of Food in Performance: The
Table and the Stage
He is describing the experience of working in a particular type of kitchen, one that was developed by Georges Auguste Escoffier (1847-1935) to organize what were then the new large hotel restaurants. They had to produce many different meals quickly, while maintaining high quality.
"Dining is like ballet or an opera."
New York Times
May 12, 2004
La Caravelle, a French Legend, Is Closing After
Add another name to the list of venerable New York restaurants
to close in recent months: La Caravelle. This elegant Midtown temple
a pampering, Paris-in-Manhattan experience to food enthusiasts and the A-list
of American society for more than 40 years.
Additional website articles:
"Museum Given Memorabilia of Fabled Restaurant"