André Terrail, the grandfather of the current owner, bought the Tour d'Argent from Frédéric Delair in 1914 and made Adolphe Dugléré's recipes and the rare bottles of Café Anglais part of his legend.
A tireless entrepreneur, the Tour d'Argent joins the collection of his many establishments, including San Régis, Georges V in Paris, Escargot Montorgueil and Potel & Chabot. In 1947, André Terrail handed over the reins of the Tour d'Argent to his son, Claude. Under his leadership, the Tour d'Argent opened a second restaurant in Tokyo, celebrated its 400th anniversary, and underwent a number of changes, keeping it at the very top of world gastronomy.
A visionary entrepreneur and leader of men, history will remember him as a great Maître de Maison whose favourite maxim was: "There is nothing more serious than pleasure". Passed away in 2006, his son André is now carrying on the history of our great House. He joined the family business in 2003 and took over from his father in 2006. André thus began a new chapter in the illustrious history of La Tour. While meeting the expectations of a demanding clientele, he is committed to developing the company while respecting its heritage, and relies on a team of top professionals to embrace the spirit of the time.