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Luxury has become a term used to define something in a state of great comfort or elegance, especially when it involves having to spend quite a remarkable amount of wealth. People who usually partake in luxurious activities are regarded as rich or very well-to-do. Oftentimes, these people are royals, dignitaries or high-profiled people. Until the end of 18th Century, sitting down in public places, specifically for a meal, with a waiter and a fixed menu – which is now termed as a restaurant – did not exist. In 1765, a French chef called Boulanger established a business where he sold soups and other ‘restoratives’ (restaurants). However, the first real restaurant was recorded to have been founded in Paris, and was called “La Grande Tavern de Londres,” by Antoine Beauvilliers somewhere between 1782 – 1786. According to sources, Beauvillier did well to combine all four  prerequisite of a proper restaurant, that is; an elegant room, smart waiters, a choice cellar, and a superior cooking. By the year 1802, restaurants were popularly known  businesses where restorative foods such as bouillon, a meat broth and more, were served – which was originally known as ‘establissement de restaurateur.’

Food is one of the most important things that makes one culture distinctive from the other. Therefore, people take pride in preparing what their countries or tribes are best known for. However, because of civilization which has led to globalization, there has been an influx of diverse cultures penetrating other cultures. Food, being one of the most important elements of culture has easily crept its way into several cultures and even replaced original cuisines.