Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The other day I went to a new restaurant called Apetitegeist. They had a chef that received a lot of hype when they first hired him, which was a few years ago. I hadn't had the chance to go until recently. Here's how the experience went.
Host: Well then they can blame the chef for not trying to make better dishes.
Me: But he has! Are you all insane? Do you guys ever plan on hiring a new wait staff?
Host: No, again the wait staff isn't the problem. The chef is. He is not making the dishes the wait staff wants to serve.
Me: Who gives a shit what they want to serve? Don't you realize the money isn't coming from the wait staff, it's from the customers? They should decide whether or not they like the chef's food, not the dish jockeys who basically do what a conveyor belt can do!
Host: You're not understanding. The chef is making the bad dishes.
Me: No, he's not! You're taking his dishes and making them bad!
Host: You must have been listening to the hosts at that other restaurant. Don't listen to them, they are brain washing you. Now, why don't you have a nice hot bowl of diarrhea?
Me: This is insanity incarnate. How is this restaurant so full?
Host: Well, we tell the public that we are the best restaurant in the city. No one questions it, or our methods. NOR SHOULD THEY.
I put down the menu and put on my coat.
Me: I'm sorry but I just can't stomach this. I'm going to the restaurant just north of here. I seriously hope you and the wait staff seek professional help and maybe start listening to your customer's wants and needs rather than just blindly making decisions for them. Good day to you, sir.
As I am leaving, I hear the host whisper to the head waiter.
Host: You see that? Another customer dissatisfied with the chef's menu.
Posted by Many Manifestos at 8:00 PM