There is a trend nowadays with regards to eating in restaurants. That is to eat at the Chef’s table. Chef’s table is located inside the kitchen. Not all restaurants offer this. The reservation waiting list is at least 6 months to get a Chef’s table.
I always thought a restaurant kitchen is hot and noisy. So why would anyone want to eat in the kitchen? I have never been to one yet. But I am told that it is not inside the kitchen per se. The eating place is separated by glass from the kitchen. And, the chef discusses with the customers what to cook for that day and prepares. It is a salon privee with a view. You can also see the chef at work.
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare Restaurant (Source: Yahoo)
What goes around comes around.
I have heard from my dad that there was a restaurant in Trichy in Tamilnadu. Long time ago. May be in 50s and 60s. The name of the restaurant was Sankara Vilas. Very famous for Rava Dosa.
What was unique for that restaurant was there were two dining places in Sankara Vilas. Regular dining area and a dining area inside the kitchen. Regular dining area had chairs and tables. The dining area inside the kitchen was reserved only for the long time loyal customers. They will sit on the floor in the kitchen and the food would be served on banana leaves.
Ahh. Imagine eating Rava Dosa on a banana leaf with 2 different chutneys and a bucket of sambar. I am hungry now.
What they were doing in a no name restaurant in
50 years ago, is now the fashion in . USA