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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
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  • WINE4GIRL
    That is really neat! I loved seeing the celebs when I worked at RCHC! It's fun to remain dignified and watch others gush all over them, know you (sometimes) want to gush too! Namedrop all you want!
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    3396 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6994021
    :Get out!" Couldn't help an "Elaine" quote. So fun and keep dropping the names!
    3397 days ago
  • REMEMBER2BME
    emoticon too cool. I love it. You guys are the best. Of course he would want to come in.
    3398 days ago
  • TERRYT55
    Oh, Ronna.......SO much fun. I'd be name dropping too. I love the lady Gaga story. We traveled in The Netherlands and Belgium with our kids were young and they always tried to order American sounding dishes. They are never the same!

    The cheese and waffles sound good to me!
    3399 days ago
  • DJ_514
    Nothing wrong with name dropping. It's fun to live vicariously through someone else's experience. I look forward to hearing about the next celebrity that drops by your restaurant. You have such an exciting life.

    Nate Newton, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys football team, is the most famous person that I know of that drops by my restaurant. I don't know him nor have I seen him (since I have a manager that runs the restaurant and with all of my other businesses I'm not there much), but in my little town that's a big deal. LOL
    3401 days ago
  • HARLEYGAL55
    Wow, that is great! You can name drop all you want!

    Must have been fun for Patrick. I do agree w/ Erin, though. How could they have not order some pastries from you? I hope Jerry at least eat one of the petit fours. :)
    3401 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7155259
    Please please ALWAYS name drop! It is so fun to read about! Don't stop! It is so great...
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  • WINFIELD28
    I so enjoy hearing about your special guests and your interesting jobs and life!
    Thank for sharing this. It does make life interesting for you!
    Keep the stories coming! You brighten my day, too!!!
    3401 days ago
  • LYNMARI
    That is so cool!
    3401 days ago
  • PETUNIAPIG
    Wow - that is sooooo cool!!!!
    3401 days ago
  • MRS_LOOMIS
    how fun!!!!!!!!! (and thanks for voting for my master bath to get HGTV'd!)
    3401 days ago
  • LADYIRISH317
    That is seriously cool! Name-drop all you want. I suspect the rest of us would.

    LOVED the Lady Gaga story!
    3402 days ago
  • SCREWIE
    Hey, they must have spotted you on the article you linked to the other week... you see, better any kind of name-check that no name-check emoticon
    3402 days ago
  • ERIN4771
    i'm sorry but that this pretty awesome..even without the pirate shirt emoticon ....lady gaga...a bit on the strange side, but hey, to each his own, right?
    i cannot believe they didn't order dessert though!!! dear lord, had they not heard how fabulous of a pastry chef you are?!?! ludacris i tell you!!!
    3402 days ago
  • VHALKYRIE
    That's really cool! My mom worked for a luxury 5 star hotel as a housekeeper. As senior housekeeper, she was often responsible for the Presidential suite. Presidents, diplomats and celebrities would stay there all the time: Bill Clinton (both as President and former President), Donald Rumsfeld, Bill Gates, Cher, etc. Now here's the dirt on the tipping habits of these celebrities. Clinton was a generous tipper. He didn't leave enough so my mom could retire early, but he was thoughtful! Rummy didn't leave money, but he left these special coins with his name stamped on it (kind of narcissistic, but they are neat). Bill Gates was a jerk - his security guards followed the housekeepers around the room as they cleaned, making sure they didn't steal anything. RUDE!! Cher has the worst reputation among the housekeepers - she never leaves anything!
    3402 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/5/2011 4:40:07 PM
  • WOMANCHEF
    How fun for Patrick!
    3402 days ago
  • SWEETTOOTH10
    Wow! How exciting! The Lady Gaga Story made me laugh!
    3402 days ago
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