An upcoming BBC film on Auguste Escoffier references confessions signed by the legendary French chef, along with hotelier César Ritz, concerning why they were fired from their jobs at the Savoy in London in 1898. According to the papers, the group stole "£3,400 of wine and spirits in the first six months of 1897." That's over half a million US dollars today. [Telegraph]
Crimes of Antiquity
by Paula Forbes
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