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La Tour d'Argent

World famous restaurant (dt Silver Tower) in Paris on the left bank of the Seine near the cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris. Supposedly it was founded in 1582 by a cook named Rourteau. The top-floor dining room overlooks Paris and the Seine. Famous early regulars included the three French kings Henry III. (1551-1589), Henry IV (1553-1610) and Louis XIV. (1638-1715), as well as cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642) and the noble writer Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sévigné (1626-1696). The restaurant is famous for its duck dishes. The recipe for the "Canard Tour d'Argent" was conceived in 1890 by the then owner of the restaurant, Frédéric Delair. From the breeding of the ducks, their slaughter over the preparation to the serving of every detail of the court great care is given. Thus, the duck is strangled and thus not bled and is therefore particularly juicy. The sauce is prepared with the help of a duck press at the table of duck carcass and liver.

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