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R.S.V.P.: Menus for Entertaining from People Who Really Know How Hardcover – 22 Feb 2001

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Publications; 1 edition (22 Feb. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0609604309
  • ISBN-13: 978-0609604304
  • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 1.9 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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a truly great host? Is it the quality of her surroundings, her china and linens, the savory surprises at her table, the diversity of the people she gathers around her, or simply her ability to put guests at ease? As Nan Kempner shows in R.S.V.P., it is all this and much more.

New York hostess extraordinaire and inveterate guest of some of the world's most accomplished, Nan Kempner offers a tantalizing glimpse into the homes -- and entertaining philosophies -- of more than two dozen of her favorite hosts and hostesses. With twenty complete menus, R.S.V.P. divulges tried-and-true strategies for a large range of events, from a dockside breakfast to a gala sit-down dinner. Here is a casual city luncheon hosted by Crown Princess Pavlos of Greece; cocktails on the Grand Canal in Venice with Larry Lovett; Anne Bass's fall-inspired country menu; the raucous Texas-sized cookout served by Lynn Wyatt; and a full-scale boar hunt on the Loire Valley estate of Count Hubert a

About the Author

Originally from San Francisco, Nan Kempner attended Connecticut College before moving to New York. She currently acts as an international representative for Christie's and in the past has consulted for Tiffany as well as contributed to Harper's Bazaar and French Vogue. She counts among her charitable commitments the Lighthouse for the blind and the Society for Memorial Sloan-Kettering for Cancer Research and is an ex-board member of the American Ballet Theater. She has lived in London and Paris and currently divides her time between New York City and Purchase, New York.

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