Legendary eatery opened its doors in 1908
“Philippe’s is the epitome of an institution – both through its early innovation and longevity,” said Jot Condie, CRA president + CEO. “It has inspired generations of restaurant professionals who have come since, and shaped the dining culture of Los Angeles. It’s a legacy that is incredibly rare and exceptionally special.”
The restaurant’s signature French Dipped Sandwich was invented inadvertently in 1918, when Mathieu dropped a sliced French roll into roasting juices. The customer, a police officer, took the sandwich anyway and returned the next day with friends looking for more dipped sandwiches. Since that day, the location has changed once and the prices have changed a few times – but otherwise, much remains the same.
The 17th annual Elizabeth Burns Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner will be held at the Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica. A portion of the proceeds from the dinner supports the CRA Educational Foundation and ProStart programs in the Los Angeles area. Tickets to the event are still available. To attend, contact Cassandra Strawn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916.431.2729.
About the California Restaurant Association: The California Restaurant Association, with more than 22,000 member restaurants, is the definitive voice of the California restaurant and hospitality industry and has served to protect and promote its success since 1906. The restaurant industry is one of the largest private employers in California, representing more than 1.4 million jobs. Restaurants produce more than $58 billion in sales annually and generate more than $4.5 billion in sales tax for the state.