Eet’s A Leetle Complcated, No?

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Two trendy Parisian restaurants have been accused of seating guests according to how good-looking they are to raise the tone of the establishments. Former hostesses have claimed that Thierry and Gilbert Costes — brothers whose group owns hotels, cinemas, restaurants and cafes in the French capital — have introduced a highly discriminatory selection procedure for guests of Le Georges, in the Pompidou Centre, and Café Marly, overlooking the Louvre.

“The good-looking ones are led to the good places, where they can be easily seen,” they told Le Canard Enchaîné, an investigative and satirical weekly. “As for the non good-looking ones, it is imperative that they be dispatched to the corners of the room.”

Failure to obey the rules was said to result in reprimands such as: “What are these ugly mugs doing at this table? Everyone can see them when they come in. It’s very bad for our image.”

… A member of the Georges restaurant “did not deny” the existence of such rules, according to Le Canard, merely saying: “It’s a little complicated to answer.”

I think lots of restaurants do something similar; this doesn’t shock or offend me.

I’ve gotten very used to eating by the restrooms.

4 Responses to “Eet’s A Leetle Complcated, No?”

  1. Rob says:

    My guess is a good many of the people in the spotlight at such places are mistresses and escorts. They could hand out scorecards to the out-of-sight cramped tables where we eat, Mr B.

  2. Fausta says:

    I’ve gotten very used to eating by the restrooms.
    Then you need to bring Mrs Bingley. You’ll get the best seat!

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    It’s true, Fausta: 20 years ago my Bride and I went to Le Cirque for dinner during its heyday, and we were given an excellent table.

  4. J.M. Heinrichs says:

    If he took the Mrs, they would get separate tables?


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