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19 September 2018


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How the Upper Crust Dined

Author: Darra Goldstein
Illustrations/Images by Alexander Sherstobitov


Sep/Oct 2015
Cuisine
Page 58   ( 2 pages)


Summary: The nineteenth-century St. Petersburg aristocrat Petr Pavlovich Durnovo regularly entertained at his mansion on the city’s fashionable English Embankment. Thanks to a trove of his dinner menus from 1857-1858, we can get a good sense of the foods that the mid-century aristocracy enjoyed.


Extract:

The nineteenth-century St. Petersburg aristocrat Petr Pavlovich Durnovo regularly entertained at his mansion on the city’s fashionable English Embankment. Thanks to a trove of his dinner menus from 1857-1858, we can get a good sense of the foods that the mid-century aristocracy enjoyed.

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