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Maxims: Mirror of Parisian Life, Hardback Book


When Maxime Gaillard opened a small bistro at 3 rue Royale, his restaurant was soon discovered by the star socialite of the moment, Irma de Montigny, who launched it as a center of Parisian nightlife.

A masterpiece of Art Nouveau architecture and design, Maxim's remains faithful to this period and continues to be a symbol of Parisian luxury life, mixing crowned heads, heirs and millionaires, top artists, and current beauties since it opened its doors.

On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the restaurant's latest proprietorship, by the iconic designer Pierre Cardin, Jean-Pascal Hesse tells us the fascinating story of this legendary place.

The book also features a selection of Maxim's most successful recipes, with accompanying illustrations.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Assouline
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9782759405312



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