The Art of the Restaurateur by Nicholas Lander has recently been released as an eBook, and is now available for iPhone and iPad exclusively on iBooks. The Art of the Restaurateur presents the compelling stories behind some of the world's best restaurants, and celebrates the complex but unsung art of the restaurateur. In his first ever book, acclaimed Financial Times restaurant critic (and former restaurateur) Nicholas Lander reveals everything you ever wanted to know about the highs and lows of the restaurant business. Every story is fascinating, different, and has something to tell about the creation of a successful restaurant, from finding the right location to deciding what kind of food to serve. Engaging, erudite and packed with insights, the book is a must-read for anyone interested in food - especially, of course, anyone who's ever dreamed of opening a restaurant. In chapter one of the book Nicholas Lander features Hazel allen of Ballymaloe Country House Hotel. He says:
Hazel Allen, along with her sister-in-law Darina and mother-in-law Myrtle (respectfully referred to as Mrs Allen), make up a triumvirate of remarkable women. Together they have established Ballymaloe House, near Cork, south-west Ireland, as one of the very finest restaurants, country-house hotels and cookery schools in the world since it first opened for business in May 1964. Hazel is married to Myrtle’s son Rory, Darina to his older brother Timmy.Read a full snippet of the book by Nicholas Lander on The Financial Times website.