Next to the Liberty Bell and the Rocky Statue, the City Tavern is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Philadelphia. This informative picture book, told from the point of view of a mischievous mouse, is designed to allow readers a behind-the-scene-look at the history surrounding this important American landmark.
Readers will get a glimpse of what it was like to go out to dinner in the 18th century, when meals included dancing, merriment, and twenty different dishes! From the celebration of the first official Independence Day to the post-Constitutional Convention, the Tavern has hosted of many of America’s biggest celebrations. Over the centuries many famous diners have had a meal at City Tavern including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, and various other political leaders.
A recipe for the Tavern’s authentic corn bread, as well as a timeline of the important events surrounding the City Tavern’s rich past are included.
Walter Staib is a renowned chef, who has won many prestigious awards including the Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole de la République Française. He is the author of multiple cookbooks, his most recent being The City Tavern Cookbook, and he also stars in the corresponding CN8 television show, World Cuisine of the Black Forest.