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Wolff et Beranget Confectionery

Categories / City Services/Restaurants, Cafes, Cafeterias

WOLFF ET BERANGET CONFECTIONERY (18 Nevsky Prospect). Opened by the entrepreneurs S.Wolff and T. Beranget in the early 1800s on the first floor of the K.B. Kotomin Building (see House of Kotomin); in the 1820s, it was considered the number one confectioner's shop in St. Petersburg by a number of magazines and newspapers. In 1834, Wolff and Beranget opened a Chinese cafe on the same premises ("Cafe chinois"). For many years the confectionary remained a sort of literary club, visited by Alexander Pushkin, M.Y. Lermontov, T.G. Shevchenko, N.G. Chernyshevsky and many other literati. On 27 January 1837, Alexander Pushkin, on his way to the duel, met K.K. Danzas at Wolff et Beranget. A few days later, F.N. Glinka read aloud to V.P. Burnashev the poem Death of a Poet by Lermontov. In spring of 1846, at Wolff et Beranget, F.M. Dostoevsky met M.V. Petrashevsky, and the meeting decided the writer's fate. In the late 1840s, the confectionary was closed. The Literary Cafe opened in the building in 1983.

Reference: Яцевич А. Г. Пушкинский Петербург. СПб., 1993. С. 278-280; см. также лит. при ст. А. С. Пушкин и Невский проспект.

I. A. Bogdanov.

Beranger T.
Burnashev Vladimir Petrovich (Buryanov V.)
Chernyshevsky Nikolay Gavrilovich
Danzas Konstantin Karlovich
Dostoevsky Fedor Mikhailovich
Glinka Fedor Nikolaevich
Kotomin K.B.
Lermontov Mikhail Yurievich
Petrashevsky (Butashevich-Petrashevsky) Mikhail Vasilievich
Pushkin Alexander Sergeevich
Shevchenko Taras Grigorievich
Wolf S.

Nevsky prospect/Saint Petersburg, city, house 18

Яцевич А.Г. Пушкинский Петербург. СПб., 1993
см. также лит. при ст. А. С.Пушкин и Невский проспект.

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House of Kotomin

Cafes (entry)

CAFES (from the French cafe, meaning coffeehouse or cafeteria). Establishments where customers were offered coffee, chocolate, pastries, and other food and beverages; most likely appeared in St. Petersburg in the early 19th century

Confectioner's Shops (entry)

CONFECTIONER'S SHOPS. Public food-service establishments where coffee, chocolate, ice-cream, fruits, and other sweets were served. Since the early 1810s, confectioner's shops gradually replaced "sweet shops," offering various sweets for take-away