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(Yahoo)   Pro-tip for getting your kid to enjoy fine dining: consider employing bread as a vehicle for other foods, such as caviar or foie gras. That's the joke, because subby is poor   (yahoo.com) divider line 76
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2014-08-23 08:02:15 AM  
Here's a better tip: leave your kid at home, so you and everyone else can enjoy themselves.
 
2014-08-23 09:02:25 AM  

EvilEgg: Here's a better tip: leave your kid at home, so you and everyone else can enjoy themselves.


With what babysitters charge these days its almost cheaper to take the kids and feed them foie gras and caviar.
 
2014-08-23 09:57:26 AM  
beware: If you feed your kids caviar and foie gras they'll grow up to be dandies.
 
2014-08-23 09:58:51 AM  

Nabb1: EvilEgg: Here's a better tip: leave your kid at home, so you and everyone else can enjoy themselves.

With what babysitters charge these days its almost cheaper to take the kids and feed them foie gras and caviar.


A bottle of whiskey is still pretty cheap.
 
2014-08-23 09:59:36 AM  
Repeat article.  Fine dining always struck me as a joke.  It's just "different" dining.

Put something on the plate, eat it, don't make a big deal out of it, your kid will eat it.  Finicky kids have hand wringing parents.
 
2014-08-23 10:00:09 AM  
"My kid just won't eat ANYTHING! Not even foie gras or cavier. It's hell. It's the worst thing ever!"

i.ytimg.com
 
2014-08-23 10:03:17 AM  

Nabb1: EvilEgg: Here's a better tip: leave your kid at home, so you and everyone else can enjoy themselves.

With what babysitters charge these days its almost cheaper to take the kids and feed them foie gras and caviar.


No shiat. I was at a hotel that gave me a "complimentary romantic dinner on the beach" as compensation for some issues in the room. After checking how much the baby sitter service cost... It became romantic dinner for two plus two kids.

/"steak and lobster for the lady, grilled cheese for the little master"
 
2014-08-23 10:04:42 AM  

jaytkay: "My kid just won't eat ANYTHING! Not even foie gras or cavier. It's hell. It's the worst thing ever!"

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]


They should force themselves to eat
 
2014-08-23 10:06:47 AM  
Repeat thread.

And JHC, why are people flaming both the parents and the Bold Italic for this??? It was a PUBLICITY stunt more or less, and at least one of the four year olds really seemed to enjoy it. At least THAT one will have will have a pleasant memory and an experience that she'll remember for the rest of her life.

Here's the original article.

http://www.thebolditalic.com/articles/5607-a-four-year-old-reviews-t he -french-laundry
 
2014-08-23 10:11:31 AM  
Here's a solution: bring the kids, eat the kids. Then you save on a babysitter AND the cost of the meals.
 
2014-08-23 10:11:41 AM  

Artcurus: And JHC, why are people flaming both the parents and the Bold Italic for this??? It was a PUBLICITY stunt more or less, and at least one of the four year olds really seemed to enjoy it. At least THAT one will have will have a pleasant memory and an experience that she'll remember for the rest of her life.


A four-year-old? She isn't going to remember shiat about it in a week.

/although you're right, the article wasn't very serious.
 
2014-08-23 10:14:53 AM  
Does this mean ketchup is a vegetable after all?
 
2014-08-23 10:19:35 AM  

uber humper: beware: If you feed your kids caviar and foie gras they'll grow up to be dandies.


I have some vision problems, I read "If you feed your kids caviar and fois gras they'll throw up candies." And I thought, they'll throw up more than that! LOL.
 
2014-08-23 10:20:10 AM  

nickdaisy: Here's a solution: bring the kids, eat the kids. Then you save on a babysitter AND the cost of the meals.


That's a very modest proposal.
 
2014-08-23 10:22:54 AM  

EvilEgg: Here's a better tip: leave your kid at home, so you and everyone else can enjoy themselves.


Unlike your parents, some of us actually enjoy spending time with our children.
 
2014-08-23 10:23:36 AM  

SmartestGuyHear: uber humper: beware: If you feed your kids caviar and foie gras they'll grow up to be dandies.

not just any old dandies but FOPPISH dandies


Far better to be a cad, I say.

/ Mommas don't let your boys grow up to be foppish dandies
 
2014-08-23 10:23:45 AM  
How about we don't teach kids to enjoy "fine dining."  Why?  Because we'd like to avoid having the next generation from becoming as self-entitled and narcissistic as the twunt that wrote that article.
 
2014-08-23 10:31:35 AM  

EvilEgg: Here's a better tip: leave your kid at home, so you and everyone else can enjoy themselves.


This. For the kid's sake, too. Why the hell would you pay big money for sh*t they don't like anyway?
 
2014-08-23 10:32:09 AM  

Nabb1: EvilEgg: Here's a better tip: leave your kid at home, so you and everyone else can enjoy themselves.

With what babysitters charge these days its almost cheaper to take the kids and feed them foie gras and caviar.



We pay $15.00/hour for a babysitter.
 
2014-08-23 10:36:03 AM  

Li'l Robbie: Does this mean ketchup is a vegetable after all?


i assumed so.
 
2014-08-23 10:36:17 AM  

uber humper: beware: If you feed your kids caviar and foie gras they'll grow up to be dandies.


Tim Gunn pouts dissaprovingly from the corner.
 
2014-08-23 10:37:09 AM  

FizixJunkee: Nabb1: EvilEgg: Here's a better tip: leave your kid at home, so you and everyone else can enjoy themselves.

With what babysitters charge these days its almost cheaper to take the kids and feed them foie gras and caviar.


We pay $15.00/hour for a babysitter.


That's more than a meal at the Applebee some people think of as a fancy restaurant.
 
2014-08-23 10:46:49 AM  

codigo: FizixJunkee: Nabb1: EvilEgg: Here's a better tip: leave your kid at home, so you and everyone else can enjoy themselves.

With what babysitters charge these days its almost cheaper to take the kids and feed them foie gras and caviar.


We pay $15.00/hour for a babysitter.

That's more than a meal at the Applebee some people think of as a fancy restaurant.



We had sushi last night, and the kid went with us that time.  Before that, we ate at Holeman & Finch, which isn't fancy, but it's really good, and the husband and I wanted to maximal enjoyment out of it, so we paid the sitter.

Here's are some menus from Holeman & Finch:
http://holeman-finch.com/downloads/hf-parts.pdf
http://holeman-finch.com/downloads/hf-food.pdf
 
2014-08-23 10:50:05 AM  
Foie gras and caviar aren't food.  I think they started as a dare, and now all the rich snobs are too afraid of looking middle class in front of their peers to admit they don't like it.
 
2014-08-23 10:53:14 AM  

Bondith: Foie gras and caviar aren't food.  I think they started as a dare, and now all the rich snobs are too afraid of looking middle class in front of their peers to admit they don't like it.


Sounds like someone is bitter about not getting tenure ...

/jk
 
2014-08-23 10:53:47 AM  
 
2014-08-23 10:54:15 AM  

SmartestGuyHear: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: EvilEgg: Here's a better tip: leave your kid at home, so you and everyone else can enjoy themselves.

Unlike your parents, some of us actually enjoy spending time with our children.

boom

I always wondered what sort of people are that opposed to kids in restaurants. We take our toddler out all the time. If he acts up, he gets taken outside and gets a talking to. Otherwise everyone seems very content with having him there.
He eats quietly, doesn't make a mess and then plays with a few toys or the iPad while mommy and daddy have their after dinner juices


When my kids were younger, we would often get compliments from various restaurant employees and fellow diners on how well behaved they were. They knew what behavior was expected from them in public places. It also helped that they are all naturally well-behaved kids. So, yes, it can be done.
 
2014-08-23 10:54:50 AM  

Bondith: Foie gras and caviar aren't food.  I think they started as a dare, and now all the rich snobs are too afraid of looking middle class in front of their peers to admit they don't like it.


Foie gras and caviar are delicious.

Sadly, I'm not rich enough to be able to afford them most of the time.
 
2014-08-23 10:57:26 AM  

FizixJunkee: Bondith: Foie gras and caviar aren't food.  I think they started as a dare, and now all the rich snobs are too afraid of looking middle class in front of their peers to admit they don't like it.

Sounds like someone is bitter about not getting tenure ...

/jk


Tenure was never in the cards.

I'm bitter about not getting the PhD.

/'course, I've had two PhD-requiring jobs since then
 
2014-08-23 10:57:49 AM  

Bondith: Foie gras and caviar aren't food.  I think they started as a dare, and now all the rich snobs are too afraid of looking middle class in front of their peers to admit they don't like it.


Go put ketchup on a steak.
 
2014-08-23 11:01:28 AM  

some_beer_drinker: Li'l Robbie: Does this mean ketchup is a vegetable after all?

i assumed so.


That means fries with ketchup is a salad.
 
2014-08-23 11:01:30 AM  

FizixJunkee: codigo: FizixJunkee: Nabb1: EvilEgg: Here's a better tip: leave your kid at home, so you and everyone else can enjoy themselves.

With what babysitters charge these days its almost cheaper to take the kids and feed them foie gras and caviar.


We pay $15.00/hour for a babysitter.

That's more than a meal at the Applebee some people think of as a fancy restaurant.


We had sushi last night, and the kid went with us that time.  Before that, we ate at Holeman & Finch, which isn't fancy, but it's really good, and the husband and I wanted to maximal enjoyment out of it, so we paid the sitter.

Here's are some menus from Holeman & Finch:
http://holeman-finch.com/downloads/hf-parts.pdf
http://holeman-finch.com/downloads/hf-food.pdf


Hmm, Atlanta isn't all that far away....

/Sadly, way too far to go for dinner.
 
2014-08-23 11:03:14 AM  
My parents gave me caviar when I was about five years old; they told me it was blackberry jam.  I still hate caviar to this day.
 
2014-08-23 11:09:57 AM  

SmartestGuyHear: The Great Gazoo: SmartestGuyHear: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: EvilEgg: Here's a better tip: leave your kid at home, so you and everyone else can enjoy themselves.

Unlike your parents, some of us actually enjoy spending time with our children.

boom

I always wondered what sort of people are that opposed to kids in restaurants. We take our toddler out all the time. If he acts up, he gets taken outside and gets a talking to. Otherwise everyone seems very content with having him there.
He eats quietly, doesn't make a mess and then plays with a few toys or the iPad while mommy and daddy have their after dinner juices

When my kids were younger, we would often get compliments from various restaurant employees and fellow diners on how well behaved they were. They knew what behavior was expected from them in public places. It also helped that they are all naturally well-behaved kids. So, yes, it can be done.

that's it. Just dont have kids who are arseholes


We get compliments all the time about how well behaved our 3 kids (6, 4, and 18 mos.) are from wait staff and patrons when we go out. They are far from perfect and I don't think we've done anything out of the ordinary as parents other that being consistent and not letting the inmates run the asylum.
 
2014-08-23 11:15:49 AM  
I did give my 2 y/o niece some Humbolt Fog goat cheese just to see what her face would do(think of the moldiest dankyest blue cheese times 10).  Actually, she smiled and said she liked it.  I was very surprised.
/at 28.99 /lb.
 
2014-08-23 11:22:37 AM  

SmartestGuyHear: Caviar aint so great either


Now we know you're trolling.
 
2014-08-23 11:25:18 AM  

Githerax:  I still hate caviar to this day.


I absolutely love caviar, and fish eggs in general.  Our sushi joint down the road serves excellent roe of many fishes; I could eat that stuff all day long.
 
2014-08-23 11:28:12 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: EvilEgg: Here's a better tip: leave your kid at home, so you and everyone else can enjoy themselves.

Unlike your parents, some of us actually enjoy spending time with our children.


Good, stay the fark home and be a parent. Having your demon spawn run wild in a restaurant may sound adorable to you but in reality your kids suck.
 
2014-08-23 11:33:20 AM  

Li'l Robbie: Does this mean ketchup is a vegetable after all?


NO it's a fruit.
 
2014-08-23 11:34:31 AM  

EvilEgg: Here's a better tip:

leave your kid at home, so you and everyone else can enjoy themselves.

This ^
When I'm out at Applebees, Ruby Tuesdays, or even Fridays enjoying a fine dining experience, I don't need kids running around disturbing the ambiance.
 
2014-08-23 11:40:31 AM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: EvilEgg: Here's a better tip: leave your kid at home, so you and everyone else can enjoy themselves.

Unlike your parents, some of us actually enjoy spending time with our children.

Good, stay the fark home and be a parent. Having your demon spawn run wild in a restaurant may sound adorable to you but in reality your kids suck.


Well based on your username you are not qualified to judge any level of suckitude.
 
2014-08-23 11:41:27 AM  
If only I could get foie gras in my home state of CA.  Unfortunately the lunatic set is taking over and recently managed to get it banned.  They have forced me to drive to 8 hrs each way to and from Vegas several times a year just so I can get it.  Kind of ironic since they are the same sort of folks that get all upset about air pollution.
 
2014-08-23 11:42:25 AM  

SmartestGuyHear: uber humper: beware: If you feed your kids caviar and foie gras they'll grow up to be dandies.

not just any old dandies but FOPPISH dandies


They will grow up to be
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2014-08-23 11:43:06 AM  

Nabb1: EvilEgg: Here's a better tip: leave your kid at home, so you and everyone else can enjoy themselves.

With what babysitters charge these days its almost cheaper to take the kids and feed them foie gras and caviar.


Whoosh!

It's not about you saving money.
 
2014-08-23 11:48:10 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: EvilEgg: Here's a better tip: leave your kid at home, so you and everyone else can enjoy themselves.

Unlike your parents, some of us actually enjoy spending time with our children.

Good, stay the fark home and be a parent. Having your demon spawn run wild in a restaurant may sound adorable to you but in reality your kids suck.

Well based on your username you are not qualified to judge any level of suckitude.


I see you fail at both irony and rearing children. Please stop, no one needs to inherit those genes.
 
2014-08-23 11:50:21 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Repeat article.  Fine dining always struck me as a joke.  It's just "different" dining.

Put something on the plate, eat it, don't make a big deal out of it, your kid will eat it.  Finicky kids have hand wringing parents.


Um, no.  Nor is it "cultural".  My sister and I were raised in the same culture by the same parents, who themselves adored vegetables.  She loves them.  To me, fresh steamed broccoli smells just like a toilet someone forgot to flush, cilantro tastes like soap, and I really, really identified with the alien in a Larry Niven story who freaked out when he tried to read the mind of of a human who as thinking about eating carrots.
 
2014-08-23 11:53:32 AM  

jaytkay: "My kid just won't eat ANYTHING! Not even foie gras or cavier. It's hell. It's the worst thing ever!"

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]


I remember being told once that the food relief we send to places like that is "unfamiliar" and "doesn't seem like food to them."  My response:  "That line never worked with my mom, why should it work for them?"
 
2014-08-23 11:55:59 AM  

Artcurus: Repeat thread.

And JHC, why are people flaming both the parents and the Bold Italic for this??? It was a PUBLICITY stunt more or less, and at least one of the four year olds really seemed to enjoy it. At least THAT one will have will have a pleasant memory and an experience that she'll remember for the rest of her life.

Here's the original article.

http://www.thebolditalic.com/articles/5607-a-four-year-old-reviews-t he -french-laundry


Meh.  The only thing she was really enthusiastic about in the whole line up was "BREAD!".
 
2014-08-23 11:58:09 AM  

SmartestGuyHear: seriously? A kid is going to be ruined by going to a few fancy restaurants?


No, the restaurants are.
 
2014-08-23 11:59:40 AM  
I'm told ginger ale also works wonders.
 
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