In our continuing series of remarkable women in remarkable places at remarkable times, meet Margaretha Zelle.
She was a bit of a free-spirit, widely known for her exoticism, her willingness to be au naturel at a time when that was a tad scandalous, and she was equally well-known for her terpsichorean talents.
She had a bit of a complicated passport, born in the Netherlands, but living for some time in Asia, and visiting much of Europe.
Unfortunately, she was arrested for treason at a hotel while in Paris, tried and then executed by firing squad.
Today, at this same hotel, the current executive chef also has a complex passport. He’s a bit of a celebrity chef who is also well travelled and has an exotic country as his home. But he has not, so far as I know, posed au naturel, but I have no doubt that he has served Asperges au Naturel in his fine dining establishment.
Our question for today: What is the citizenship of the current executive chef at the hotel where Margaretha was arrested?
It's a bit of detective work to follow the chain. But it's of medium difficulty. Be sure to say how long it took you to figure it out!
For extra credit, what TV series used this famous hotel for a set?
And for BONUS extra credit, what color dress was the lead actress wearing when she stepped out onto the balcony and first saw the Eiffel Tower?