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Terence Conran on Restaurants

Terence Conran

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-045-1
Trim Size: 10.25 x 9.5

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A complete guide to creating the successful restaurant from conception to design to menu from world-renowned restaurateur/designer Terence Conran, published to coincide with the launch of his first U.S. restaurant Guastavino s.

For many people the idea of opening a restaurant is the stuff of dreams. Terence Conran has been making that dream a reality for over forty years, remaining at the cutting edge of those influencing culinary tastes here and abroad. The mastermind behind hotspots like London s Quaglino s and Mezzo, Paris s Alcazar, and now the anxiously awaited Guastavino s in Manhattan, his first American restaurant venture, Conran has transformed the experience of fine dining for his thousands of patrons. Now, with his new book, Conran helps readers follow their own dreams, drawing on his rich experience as a restaurateur to reveal the secrets behind his successes.

Filled with anecdotes and practical advice, Terence Conran on Restaurants covers every aspect of starting your own restaurant; from the idea to finding a location, through planning the budget, designing the space, choosing the menu and even training the staff. Using his own restaurants as models, he demonstrates the hard work, planning and attention to detail needed to open and run a successful establishment. In Terence Conran on Restaurants, top people in the restaurant business such as Colman Andrews, editor of Saveur magazine and George Lang of Caf des Artistes fame, share their thoughts on what makes a really good restaurant. Profiles of many of the world s most famous restaurants, including Big Sur s Nepenthe, Chicago s Big Bowl, and the cream of New York City s restaurants including Nobu, Balthazar, Vong, Four Seasons, Daniel, and Le Cirque 2000 round out Terence Conran on Restaurants, the most lavish and comprehensive book of its kind.

Whether you dream of opening your own restaurant or are intrigued by the challenges of restaurant life; whether you are interested in design or simply love going out for memorable meals, Terence Conran on Restaurants provides a practical and fascinating account of the hard work and creative efforts behind the scenes.

Terence Conran is one of the world s leading designers, retailers and restaurateurs with successful restaurants all over the world, including Bibendum, Le Pont de la Tour, Cantina del Ponte, Butlers Wharf Chop House and his first U.S. venture, Guastavino s in New York City. A frequent visitor to the U.S., Terence Conran lives in London.

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