A surprise dinner guest
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Last night at work Patrick got a call from the reception desk and the woman in charge kept talking to him in Norwegian. He kind of understood what she wanted and said "OK, you have four people who want to eat tonight?" She said finally in English "Yes, Mrs. Seinfeld wants to know if she can have dinner reservations at the restaurant tonight." Patrick said "OK I guess." The reception woman said "The thing is that they want reservations at 11pm" Patrick said "Um no...we close at 10" and hung up. Then it dawned on him...Jerry Seinfeld is in town doing a show! So he called reception back and checked and indeed the "Mrs. Seinfeld" was in fact Jerry Seinfeld's wife! She has reservations elsewhere but heard about the restaurant and wanted to eat with us instead!
So late last night he cooked for Jerry Seinfeld...and no Erin ...I do not believe he was wearing his ruffly pirate shirt! Patrick said that he got to greet the table as he does with every guest but he said the best part was the fact that there was four other guests in the restaurant when his party arrived and at one point Patrick heard a woman from the first group say reeeeaaly loudly "Oh my gosh! THAT is Jerry Seinfeld!" I guess he was very gracious and shook her hand and had pictures taken with her (Jerry, not Patrick :D).
I know I am shameless about name dropping but I can't seem to help it. It is one of the occasional fun surprises about doing what we do and just makes life more interesting. Famous people stay at the hotel all the time but don't necessarily eat with us. Lady Gaga had french toast ordered to come to her room. (Um Lady...not really a good idea...the Norwegians don't actually eat french toast, nor do they probably know how to make it and only started importing maple syrup a short time ago...I wonder if they sent her up a slice of brown cheese and some sour cream to go with it like they put on their waffles!)
We get a lot of political figures but not a lot of stars in the restaurant so this was kind of fun. No, they had no desserts. Just salads and and entrees...and we don't even serve salads normally...he did receive a plate of petit fours...sounds kind of like he is on Spark doesn't it? :D