Von Starck, Peter

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NAME: Peter Von Starck

Biography: Founded La Panetiere and brought Georges Perrier to Philadelphia.


Peter Frederick von Starck, 42, owner of La Panetiere, one of Philadelphia's most prestigious French restaurants, died Monday in his Center City home.

His death was attributed to internal hemorrhaging. Von Starck was known to have suffered from gout and ulcers.

Von Starck is credited with helping start a renaissance in the Philadelphia restaurant business in late 1967 when he opened La Panetiere at 1312 Spruce St. The restaurant later moved to its present location at 1602Published on 1984-06-27, Page 5, Philadelphia Daily News (PA)

[FREDERICK VON STARCK, 42]Source: Burr Van Atta, Inquirer Staff Writer Peter Frederick Von Starck, 42, proprietor of one of Philadelphia's most opulent restaurants, died Monday at his home in Center City. Suffering from both gout and ulcers, he died of internal hemorrhaging.

He was the owner of La Panetiere at 1312 Spruce St. There he gave Philadelphians their first taste of French cooking in true haute cuisine tradition.

The restaurant was a smashing success. Its success, in turn, sparked a renaissance of sorts in the industry and changed thePublished on 1984-06-27, Page B06, Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)

'[OF ITS 'GUIDING HAND' CLOSES LA PANETIERE]'Source: STEVEN A. MARQUEZ, Daily News Staff Writer Its heart and soul gone, Philadelphia's elegant La Panetiere restaurant has

closed its doors, possibly for good.

The death last week of Peter Frederick von Starck, the restaurant's founder, proprietor and guiding light, has left his family wondering whether La Panetiere can continue without him, said his brother, Eric von Starck.

"It was apparent that the restaurant needed a strong guiding hand to continue," von Starck said yesterday.Published on 1984-07-02, Page 11, Philadelphia Daily News (PA) [TO REDESIGN ITS SERVICES]'Source:' Compiled by The Inquirer staff When La Panetiere - which closed in June after the death of its owner, Peter von Starck - reopens early next year, it will offer additional services that are planned to include private dining rooms, a subscriber club and a catering facility, Eric von Starck, Peter's brother, has announced.

He said that the former La Panetiere, one of the founding elements of the Philadelphia restaurant renaissance, and its adjacent cousin, The Back Room at La Panetiere, will be consolidated intoPublished on 1984-10-21, Page L02, Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)

[LA PANETIERE CLOSES ITS DOORS]Source: Marilynn Marter, Inquirer Food Writer La Panetiere, one of the city's most luxurious and well-known restaurants, has closed its doors following the death of its owner, Peter Frederick Von Starck, whose memorial service was yesterday.

According to Eric Von Starck, brother of the restaurateur, La Panetiere, 1602 Locust St., will remain closed "for an indefinite period of time, until we know how things will proceed."

It is, said Eric Von Starck, "a question of whether a businessPublished on 1984-06-30, Page B03, Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)

[AND PAINTINGS OFFERED FROM PART OF VON STARCK ESTATE]Source: David Iams, Inquirer Staff Writer A grab-bag auction today at the Fine Arts Co. of Philadelphia, 2317 Chestnut St., will feature a number of paintings and furnishings from the estate of restaurateur Peter Von Starck.

Among the items offered will be an early sign for his restaurant, La Panetiere, which was found in his home after his death in June. The finer items from the Von Starck estate will be sold by Fine Arts later in the fall.

Other items on sale today include a quantity of sterling silver, including an engravedPublished on 1984-09-22, Page A08, Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)

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Date of Death (delete if non-applicable): 6/25/1984

Age at Death (delete if non-applicable): 42


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