Do you know where the word Restaurant comes from?
In 1765 a man by the name of Boulanger opened the worlds first "Restaurant". His tavern provided lodging and served alcohol but He served only one dish. It was a a stew of sheep's feet in a white sauce. (Yum.) he called his dish a "restorative" and claimed it brought health and vitality to ones being. In french The word "restaurant" is derived from the French word "restaurer" which means to restore. Later more dishes were added and thus the concept of the restaurant was born. There now don't you feel smarter? I thank Monsieur Boulanger for Restaurants and for menus! I intend to order a few of these vintage menus for my kitchen and put them in like or mismatched frames.