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In the West, while inns and taverns were known from antiquity, these were establishments aimed at travellers, and in general locals would rarely eat there. Restaurants, as businesses dedicated to the serving of food, and where specific dishes are ordered by the guest and generally prepared according to this order, emerged only in the 18th century. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the Sobrino de Botin in Madrid, Spain, is the oldest restaurant in existence today. It opened in 1725. There is, however, evidence that Henry III of France ate at the still-extant Tour d'Argent on March 4, 1582. Another claim to be the world's oldest restaurant is made by Stiftskeller St. Peter in Salzburg, which has been in existence since 803 AD, since the time of emperor Charlemagne.

The term restaurant (from the French restaurer, to restore) first appeared in the 16th century, meaning "a food which restores", and referred specifically to a rich, highly flavoured soup. It was first applied to an eating establishment in around 1765 founded by a Parisian soup-seller named Boulanger. The first restaurant in the form that became standard (customers sitting down with individual portions at individual tables, selecting food from menus, during fixed opening hours) was the Grand Taverne de Londres (the "Great Tavern of London"), founded in Paris in 1782 by a man named Antoine Beauvilliers, a leading culinary writer and gastronomic authority[10] who achieved a reputation as a successful restaurateur. He later wrote what became a standard cookbook, L'Art du cuisinier (1814).

Tom

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Why have you posted this?

It's fascinating. If you follow the link in his sig you'll find many more such examples of words for the sake of words. It's like a competitive urge to be meaningless.

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I think it's quite a good post. Welcome to the Off-topic forum tom. We're nutters round these parts.

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STARRING ANTHEA TURNER

You forgot to mention camembert. Please keep up.

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I think it's quite a good post. Welcome to the Off-topic forum tom. We're nutters round these parts.

Don't get me wrong, i found the subject quite interesting. Just haunted by the Why <_<

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Don't get me wrong, i found the subject quite interesting. Just haunted by the Why <_<

You could say the same about the majority of posts on the OT thread, especially those by moi. ;)

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You could say the same about the majority of posts on the OT thread, especially those by moi. ;)

You are right. Anyway the main forum is getting so predictable these days i find myself in here just as much, not sure in which one more nuttery is discussed to be honest :wacko:

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You are right. Anyway the main forum is getting so predictable these days i find myself in here just as much, not sure in which one more nuttery is discussed to be honest :wacko:

I pretty much gave up on the main forum about 6 months ago. It has served it's purpose. The boom is over, I sincerely hope that when we've all bought our HOMES TO LIVE IN, there will still be an Off Topic forum for us to talk rubbish on and make each other laugh,

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I can just image it in a few years time, off topic is all that remains and right in the middle of a grand celebration of the quintillionth visit to the thread titled "Do school girls really like hard core porn? Mods feel free to sticky this poll." a Newsweek journalist drops by to report on the legendary people of prescience and foresight that predicated the crash years ahead of the "experts". ;)

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I can just image it in a few years time, off topic is all that remains and right in the middle of a grand celebration of the quintillionth visit to the thread titled "Do school girls really like hard core porn? Mods feel free to sticky this poll." a Newsweek journalist drops by to report on the legendary people of prescience and foresight that predicated the crash years ahead of the "experts". ;)

Wow, that sounds like an excellent plan to work towards!

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In the West, while inns and taverns were known from antiquity, these were establishments aimed at travellers, and in general locals would rarely eat there. Restaurants, as businesses dedicated to the serving of food, and where specific dishes are ordered by the guest and generally prepared according to this order, emerged only in the 18th century. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the Sobrino de Botin in Madrid, Spain, is the oldest restaurant in existence today. It opened in 1725. There is, however, evidence that Henry III of France ate at the still-extant Tour d'Argent on March 4, 1582. Another claim to be the world's oldest restaurant is made by Stiftskeller St. Peter in Salzburg, which has been in existence since 803 AD, since the time of emperor Charlemagne.

The term restaurant (from the French restaurer, to restore) first appeared in the 16th century, meaning "a food which restores", and referred specifically to a rich, highly flavoured soup. It was first applied to an eating establishment in around 1765 founded by a Parisian soup-seller named Boulanger. The first restaurant in the form that became standard (customers sitting down with individual portions at individual tables, selecting food from menus, during fixed opening hours) was the Grand Taverne de Londres (the "Great Tavern of London"), founded in Paris in 1782 by a man named Antoine Beauvilliers, a leading culinary writer and gastronomic authority[10] who achieved a reputation as a successful restaurateur. He later wrote what became a standard cookbook, L'Art du cuisinier (1814).

Tom

A good post Tom, ignore the people who complain they are just trying to get a reaction, as they have sad boring lives.

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I pretty much gave up on the main forum about 6 months ago. It has served it's purpose. The boom is over, I sincerely hope that when we've all bought our HOMES TO LIVE IN, there will still be an Off Topic forum for us to talk rubbish on and make each other laugh,

You had to get it back on to houses didn't you :rolleyes::lol::P

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