In honor of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee let's visit Quaglino's...

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The Queen’s Jubilee is being celebrated  to mark the 70th anniversary of her taking the throne…

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Let me just say, time flies when you are having fun. This  event reminded me when Diane and I went to Quaglino’s for dinner. The year was 1996, all our Gourmet  Foodie friends who have been there suggested, to make reservations for a Midnight Dinner. Yes, those were the days when I could go with Diane to dinner and eat at 10pm or later. Keep in mind, we were   a bit younger, and it was not unusual for me to make dinner after 10pm. I even had the nick name of “the midnight chef” but I am digressing.

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Quag’s as the locals call it opened in the 1929 and in the 1930’s it was the place to go to see and to be seen and eat a fantastic meal at the same time. The place boasted of Midnight Jazz and a fantastic menu. The Duke of Windsor, her Majesty of the Queen could be seen dining at Quag’s on occasions.

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As you can imagine,  those of us who have eaten there, this is an experience we will never forget. The idea was to arrive early and experience the great room and absorb the theatrical and glamorous reception area and be momentarily a tourist and a student of history. Then when you get seated continue the experience. I could write a chapter about the history, not just a post. Let me just say this is a restaurant on a grand scale. Quaglino’s has been reborn over the decades, before we had the pleasure of eating there and it has continued to evolve even today.

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Those of you who have known me over the years or have read my post know, I have a fantastic food palate. When we go out to dinner, I do not care about the price it is about the value. I have been to fantastic restaurants all over the Globe and I did not mind when the check arrived. On the other hand, when the food and the service was mediocre, I did mind. If the food, the service, and the atmosphere was great I always bought their cookbooks. I used to tell Diane if I only cooked one meal from  the cookbook it paid for itself.

So in conclusion in honor of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth the Second I will have to ask Diane to look through the cookbook and see what she would like to have for dinner.

 

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Comments (36)

Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Endre,
What a great experience, Endre. And, how lucky is Diane to have an in-house chef to whip up any cuisine of her choice.  How fun!

Jun 05, 2022 07:55 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Look forward to reading your latest recipe that you made from that cookbook Endre. The Midnight Chef...who would have guessed!

Jun 05, 2022 08:35 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Endre and great Haddock on the menu, I know that is what I would order.  Make it a great day!

 

Jun 05, 2022 09:11 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

June Piper-Brandon  when you go please write a post about the changes:) Endre

Jun 05, 2022 02:22 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Grant Schneider  I made a few meals from it over the years, thanks to your question and Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker  I will be posting a recipe I made last night:)Endre

Jun 05, 2022 02:24 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kat Palmiotti  stay tuned post coming up later today:)Endre

Jun 05, 2022 02:24 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina Hollander, Broker  thank you for confirming wow you have been there numerous times, Diane and I now live through the recipes I make not the same atmosphere :))Endre

Jun 05, 2022 02:26 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wayne Martin   keep in mind late dining is in the distant past now days:)Endre

Jun 05, 2022 02:27 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Brian England keep in mind that was 26 years ago, Endre

Jun 05, 2022 02:29 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Carol Williams  she thinks there is a price to pay for the in-house chef:))Endre

Jun 05, 2022 02:30 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  the good old days when I was the Midnight Chef:)))))) recipe will be posted later today, Endre

Jun 05, 2022 02:31 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Will Hamm  you mean the COD? Endre

Jun 05, 2022 02:33 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Endre,

I learned something today.  This sounds like a culinary experience of a lifetime.  I am so glad you have had the opportunity to dine there and I enjoyed seeing it through your eyes!  Thank you for a bit of history.  Like you,  I no longer can dine late.  In fact, it has been a long time since I had a meal starting at 10 PM.  I do remember it being a New Years Eve and different courses were served all the way up to midnight!

Jun 05, 2022 05:53 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Endre! Oh, what an experience that was for you and Diane, going to Quaglino's - and late-night too - right up my alley! 

As Beth Atalay mentioned, it's about the experience, the ambiance, the service - amazing cuisine is simply the icing on the cake!

As to the midnight chef title - I believe we've shared that title in recent years! 🤣

Jun 05, 2022 07:24 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Great way to celebrate the Queen's jubilee. I love the story about the restaurant. What a great memory of all the details.

Jun 06, 2022 06:20 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Endre Barath, Jr. - Wonderful memories and pictures! What an honor too! Good memories do last a lifetime! 

Jun 10, 2022 08:36 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  yes we enjoyed the meal, and funny part was years later I made friends with the Chef at Shutter's on the Beach in Santa Monica and he took some notes from the cookbook:) Endre

Jun 10, 2022 10:48 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe Maxwell, CRS  those days are over now, dinner is served at 8pm to 8:15 or the Chef gets  harassed:)Endre

Jun 10, 2022 10:50 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Carla Freund  yes not many Restaurants last and/or get reinvented over the decades... the time we were there it was owned by Sir Corcoran of the furniture fame.... there used to be one in Boston, MA so it was extra special for us to connect the dots...Endre

Jun 10, 2022 10:51 PM
Carla Freund

I'm sure it was. We had our favorite places when we were dating and I think most have gone even if they lasted a long time. Just the other day I looked up a recipe from one of our old favorites and it had been published in the newspaper so I was fortunate to find it.

Jun 11, 2022 05:25 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  funny part is now I am on a kick to remake some of the meals and Diane and I are enjoying it, Endre

Jun 10, 2022 10:52 PM