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Jammet's of Dublin 1901-67 by Alison Maxwell
  

Jammet's of Dublin 1901-67

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Jammet's of Dublin 1901-67 by Alison Maxwell

From 1901 to 1967 this Dublin restaurant so famous in its day that letters simply addressed Jammet's, Europe' reached their destination within a week was the resort of actors, politicians, artists and literati, film stars, judges, journalists, doctors, chancers and characters, gourmets and oenophiles, who passed through its doors in search of superb food and wine, or banter in the bars. Praised by Egon Ronay for its space, grace and charm', the formidable list of culinary delicacies' and the numerous, very great clarets', this legendary French dining establishment had no peer in Ireland, and gave occasion to many a tale: Jack B. Yeats, sketching a bucking horse on a birthday menu; Liam O'Flaherty, giving rein to his; Patrick Kavanagh, in search of a mistress; Maeve Binchy, celebrating her Leaving Cert.; Garech Browne, watching Nicholas Gormanston rescue Sean O'Sullivan from immersion in a bowl of pea-green soup; Micheal MacLiammoir, being upstaged by one of the staff. Pages from the Visitors' Book with its autographs are redolent of a golden age: Maureen O'Hara, Bertie Smyllie, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Maurice Jarre, Ingrid Bergman, Elizabeth Taylor, the Beverley Sisters. John Lennon drew a self- portrait and commented, The other three are saving up to come here!' Added to the visual mix are original menu cards and recipes, a 200-strong wine list with suppliers and prices, and fabulous foods: a rich iconography affording rare insights into the social and cultural life of Dublin during the sixty-six years of Jammet's treasured existence. At the heart of this lively narrative is a truffle of memoir by Shay Harpur, who rose from cloakroom attendant to sommelier in five short years, and recounts a day-in-the-life of Jammet's with vivid particularity. A closing essay by the late Patrick Campbell celebrates the warmth and idiosyncracy of its famed back bar.

About the Author

ALISON MAXWELL was raised in County Offaly, schooled at Sutton Park in Dublin and completed an MA in Creative Writing from UCD in 2007. She has three children and lives in County Kildare. SHAY HARPUR was born in Cabra, Dublin, in 1939 and educated at Synge Street CBS. He and his wife Jackie had five daughters. He died in 2001.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st December 2011

Author

Alison Maxwell

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Publisher

The Lilliput Press Ltd

Format

Hardback
249 pages

Categories

Local history
Cookery / food & drink etc

ISBN

9781843512035

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