Parisian restaurant La Tour d’Argent is auctioning off 3,000 items

(credit: La Tour D'argent)
(credit: La Tour D’argent)

Watch out Four Seasons! There’s another restaurant fire sale happening — and this one’s in Paris. On May 9th and 10th, La Tour d’Argent (The Silver Tower) – the famous Parisian restaurant, thought to be founded in 1582, and frequented by the likes of Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and Charlie Chaplin – is having a serious restaurant supply sale.

A total of 3,000 pieces from the restaurant will be up for grabs through the French auction house Artcurial, including glassware, tableware, furniture, pots, pans and alcohol.

A silver-plated Christofle duck press – used to make the Michelin starred restaurant’s specialty dish – is estimated to sell for 4,000-€6,000 ($4,500-$6,800).  And three bottles of vintage Cognac dating back to 1788 are estimated to sell for €20,000-€25,000 each ($23,000-$28,000).

According to Town & Country the sale will make way for a new phase for the restaurant, including a redesigned menu and interior.

It’s not the first time the restaurant has headed to the auction block. In 2009 La Tour d’Argent auctioned off 18,000 bottles of wine and spirits from the restaurant’s legendary – and guarded – cellar. According to the New York Times, that sale brought in more than €1.5 million ($1.7 million).