Our friends very kindly took us out to dinner (L’As du Falafel – our favorite restaurant in Paris) and the theatre Friday night. We saw a comedy and it was a cool experience.
Saturday night we accidentally wound up in the middle of more theatre again. We had walked by this vegetarian restaurant the night before and so we decided to eat there. They were filming this tv show, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. Yeah, well we should have found out the name of the TV show before we decided to go to dinner… From what we understand the premise is that Chef Ramsay comes and rescues a struggling chef. Only they hadn’t gotten to the rescue part yet.
We sat down only to be told that while there were 6 things on the menu, only 3 were available. 2 of them sounded good so we ordered. Our waitress goes off to give the chef the order and we hear her saying “So tell me what exactly we DO have on the menu tonight!” and then she tells him that something is burning and he says something and she
tells him “How can you tell me that it’s normal that things are burning??? It’s all burnt now!”
It was pretty entertaining in the end. Lots of the waitress/owner yelling at the chef that he had to be doing it on purpose cause no one could be that slow and asking him if he was doing it on purpose just to spite her. In the end she suggested to us that maybe he’d knocked back a couple of valium, cause she’d never seen him that bad. Now we’ll have to watch for it on TV. [Here’s part of the Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmare’s episode where we were interviewed about our meal].
(So, since we’ve been back it turns out we were the last people on Earth to hear of Gordon Ramsay and all our foodie friends can’t believe we’d never heard of him! Oops!)