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La Tour d'Argent

World famous restaurant (Silver Tower) in Paris on the left bank of the Seine near the cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris. Allegedly it was founded in 1582 by a chef named Rourteau. From the dining room on the top floor you can enjoy a view of Paris and the Seine. Famous early regular guests were, among others, 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 created in 1890 by the then owner of the restaurant, Frédéric Delair. From the breeding of the ducks, their slaughter, to the preparation and serving of the dish, great care is taken with every detail of the dish. In this way, the duck is strangled and therefore does not bleed and is therefore particularly juicy. The sauce is prepared from duck carcass (skeleton) and liver using a duck press at the table.

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