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National Peach Melba Day

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Auguste Escoffier, Dame Nellie Melba, easy recipe, Food, Food Blog, Food History, Food Holidays, London England, National Peach Melba Day, Peach Melba Recipe, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus,, The Savoy Hotel, Today in Food History, Today's Food Holidays, Travel, Travel Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on National Peach Melba Day

Today is National Peach Melba Day. This delicious dessert was created by the world famous Savoy executive chef, Auguste Escoffier in the late 1800’s. He named it Peach Melba in honor of Australian operatic soprano, Dame Nellie Melba. History In 1892, Nellie Melba was performing in Wagner’s opera Lohengrin at Covent Garden. The Duke of Orléans gave a dinner party to celebrate her triumph. For the occasion, Escoffier created a new dessert, and to display it, he used an ice sculpture of a swan, which is featured in the opera. The swan carried peaches which rested on a bed of vanilla ice cream and which were topped with spun sugar. In 1900 Escoffier created a new version of the dessert. He omitted the ice swan and topped the peaches with raspberry purée. Other versions of this dessert use pears,...

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The Savoy Hotel: 124th Anniversary

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Auguste Escoffier, Cesar Ritz, Lifestyle, Peach Melba Recipe, Roadtrips R Us, Roland Foods, The Savoy Hotel, Today in History, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Savoy Hotel: 124th Anniversary

Quote of the Day: “Success is the sum of a lot of small things done correctly.” Auguste Escoffier The famous Savoy Hotel in London opened on this date in 1889. The legendary hotelier Cesar Ritz was the mastermind behind this project. After managing the Grand Hotel’s in Monte Carlo and Lucerne, Switzerland, he partnered with Auguste Escoffier at the Savoy and Carlton Hotels in London. His name is synonymous with luxury when it comes to hotels while his partner Escoffier was known as the Emperor of the World’s Kitchens, a title conferred on him by Emperor William II who said, “I am the Emperor of Germany, but you are the Emperor of Chefs.” The Savoy Hotel still exudes the opulence and grandeur today as it did in the late 19th century. In remembrance of days past, the current chef...

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