I was a guest on two NPR radio shows this week featuring segments recorded at a couple of my favorite classic restaurants. Both can be downloaded as podcasts. KPCC radio host John Rabe met me at the Dal Rae where we had fun interacting with restaurant co-owner Lorin Smith as he prepared Steak Diane tableside. Here’s the 6-minute segment (click on the “Listen Now” box on the left):
Then on Wednesday I joined co-host Rico Gagliano of “The Dinner Party” for a one-martini lunch at the historic Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood. We talked about classic dining, the origin of Caesar Salad, Lobster Thermidor, Café Brûlot and lots more. This segment, also 6-minutes, is here:
Why not take a listen!
About Peter Moruzzi
Author and historian Peter Moruzzi is passionate about the middle decades of the 20th century: its nightlife, classic dining, and architecture.
Born in Concord, Massachusetts and raised in Hawaii, Moruzzi graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and later attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. In 1999, he founded the Palm Springs Modern Committee (PS ModCom) an architectural preservation group. He is the author of "Havana Before Castro: When Cuba Was a Tropical Playground," "Palm Springs Holiday: A Vintage Tour From Palm Springs to the Salton Sea," "Classic Dining:Discovering America's Finest Mid-Century Restaurants," "Palm Springs Paradise: Vintage Photographs from America's Desert Playground," and "Greetings from Los Angeles." His latest pictorial history, "Greetings from Las Vegas" will be available in September, 2019.
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