Restaurant LaRue Paris

Restaurant LaRue Paris
  E. NIGNON  Restaurant LaRue Paris

The Restaurant Larue, at the corner of Rue Royale and Place de la Madeleine was taken over from, Edouard Nignon in 1908. Prior to this Nignon worked as a chef at Lapérouse, Paillard, he opened the Claridge in London and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, and directed 120 cooks at the Moscow Metropole Hotel. Recognized by specialists as the father of modern cuisine, Edouard Nignon remains unknown to the general public.

Nignon who receives “Tout Paris” at his table, is a star in monarchist, Bonapartist, nationalist and aristocratic circles and with the members of the French Academy. His nephew by marriage Célestin Duplat, married to a niece of Madame Nignon, directs the kitchens. Nignon says about him "He was at my side in Moscow and in other important houses, so I can testify to his professional knowledge"

In 1922 Edouard Nignon must undergo the removal of a kidney, he is 57 years old and his health problems lead him to death. With his nephew and head of cuisine Célestin Duplat the establishment is in good hands. In 1933 Larue is honored by three Michelin stars and will keep them until the war.

Restaurant La Rue Paris sold its bottles to a private collector in 1952. It is this private collector from whom Old Liquors obtained the bottles of 1747 Clos de Griffier Cognac and 1845 Clos de Griffier Armagnac.