Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cafe Lipp






Léonard Lipp opened his brasserie in the 1870's after fleeing Alsace during the Franco-Prussian War. The menu is typical of that region including beer, sausage, and sauerkraut. (A brasserie serves alcohol and food.) It stayed in the family until 1920 when Marcellin Cazas bought it. (In 1958, Cazas was given the Legion of Honor for running the best literary salon in Paris.)
Hemingway liked the Lipp for it's oysters and wine and it was a good place to write.
After "The Sun Also Rises" was published, Hemingway was told that some of his friends were out to get him since they thought they were recognizable characters in the novel. Hemingway responded that he would be at the Lipp between two and four every day if anyone wanted to confront him. No one did.
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19 comments:

Zannnie said...

Interesting! :) I would love to try the food there. I just don't like the saukeraut :p

Nikon said...

Thanks for the visit, Zannie!

C.K. Dexter Haven said...

Another interesting post!

I'm headed to Paris next August, but if I were to make it exclusively a Hemingway pilgrimage, I'd have to stay for years in order to fully appreciate every "Papa was here" location!

Allie Baker said...

So nice to see your posts, Paul. I love the pictures and the painting! I wonder if I could afford to dine there . . . ?

Nikon said...

Thank you C.K., and Allie!

Joe said...

Been by there once, but never stopped in.

Nikon said...

I'll lend you the money, Joe :)

Ash said...

How amazing to see these photographs and the painting. Love it! Thank you so much for sharing.

Joe said...

Exactly, Paul! It looked as though the prices had gone up some since 1925!

Diane said...

Just discovered your site through Julie's Provence Post blog. I love your voice and photos - really creative and fun stuff.

Nikon said...

Thanks for the comments!
Nice to see you back, Ash,and Joe -
and thank you, Diane for your nice words - you have a fabulous blog!

parisapartment said...

Love it! I'm in Paris this weekend and will definitely go for a drink!

Nikon said...

Thanks for the visit, Claudia! Have one for me :)

CHE said...

great site. I've just read and reviewed A Movable Feast and I'm linking to your blog at http://kafkatokindergarten.blogspot.com hope that's alright.

Peter said...

Happy to read some recent posts here about this man who fascinates so many of us! I once made a post about his addresses in Paris, which you could check if you feel like it: http://peter-pho2.blogspot.com/2009/10/ernest-hemingway-in-paris-moveable.html

Nikon said...

Hello CHE, thanks for the visit & the link! I'm glad that you are a fan of "A Moveable Feast."

Nikon said...

Thank you for the visit, Peter.
I was looking at your blog this morning & I saw the post that you mentioned; the map with photos of Hem's places of interest in Paris.
I've been wanting to add something as comprehensive as that for a long time!
(I have a very basic map in one of the earliest posts.)
I'm very impressed by the work that you put into that post - and the entire blog.

C.K. Dexter Haven said...

BTW Paul, I adore that Caillebote Oyster still life! Thanks for introducing it to me.

Nikon said...

Hello CK, always nice to have you pay a visit!