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FR01 Maxims in Paris
Maxim's restaurant is known for their select clientele and their art nouveau decorations.  Wolfgang Puck was a chef here.  During a renovation, workmen discovered a treasure trove of lost coins and jewelry that had slipped out of the pockets of the wealthy and been trapped between the cushions of the banquettes.<br />
During the Paris famine in 1870, caused by the German blockade, much of the Paris zoo was consumed at Maxim's. This included elephants and hippopotamus.