Dining at San Sylmar Cookbook
San Sylmar is the former estate of J.B. Nethercutt, cofounder of Merle Norman Costmetics. Dining at San Sylmar cookbook captures the magical dishes of Chef Yvon Hunckler who cooked for guests of the Nethercutt's at San Sylmar.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 176 pages.
Copyright: 1979. Limited Edition
Publisher: Merle Norman Cosmetics
Author: Yvon Hunckler
Description: Dining at San Sylmar in its atmosphere of elegance and beauty is a memorable experience made so by the superb artistry of Chef Yvon who makes of each dish a gastronomic delight. The menus and recipes contained in this book have been chosen carefully from actual events held at San Sylmar when invited guests shared with their hostess and host, Dorothy and J. B. Nethercutt, these gourmet treats.
When Yvon Hunckler joined Merle Norman in April of 1975, few of were fully aware of the culinary delights in store for us. We should have been warned, however, as Yvon's background was built on significant positions with such illustrious names as The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California; The Grand Hotel in Vittel, France; The Grand Hotel in Birmingham, England; and the Hotel de Paris, located in Monte Carlo. And if that list is not impressive enough, consider these: the Restaurant "Le Vendome" Casino in Aix en Provence, France; the Restaurant Chantegrill in Geneva, Switzerland; the Tunisia Palace Hotel in Tunis, Tunisia; and The Grand Hotel of Oran, Algeria. With such training behind him, it is hardly surprising that first-time guests (or returnees, for that matter) constantly are taken with delighted pleasure when served the dishes which have become standard at San Sylmar dinners.
Condition: Good condition.