Last night, I offered to take a local developer out to dinner to discuss taking on some projects for my company. He suggested Piero’s, a restaurant I had never been to but heard good things about. While the meal was one of the best I have had in my life, the uniforms and service were incredible.
To start, the waiter had 2 assistants to wait on 2 tables. I made a joke about needing some Tabasco for my Shrimp Cocktail. The bottle was there within 5 seconds. Every time my drink was empty the replacement was there in less than a minute. When they brought the bread, I dropped my knife and someone caught it before it hit the floor. Remarkable.
Every waiter was wearing a uniform. White jacket over a white shirt with some sort of chain holding it all together. Really cool to look at, made you feel like the Navy was preparing your food. The waiters all had accents from Eastern European countries, which made it all seem kind of surreal.
It was clear to me this was some sort of insider’s place. There was a street sign for Tarkanian Way on the ceiling and pictures of sports greats all over the walls. The people at the table next to us were talking about something having to do with transferring a large sum of money somewhere and the value of doing so versus doing something else. I am not an evesdropper, but it was clear this is the kind of place the elite visit when they need to have a serious dinner.
I ate some sort of a veal dish with a side of linguine. I am probably butchering the name, but it was called Sambuca (or something like that) and it was incredble. The waiter told me it was the house specialty for the last 30 years. The guy I was talking to had a steak, it was massive and he claimed it was one of the best he’d ever had.
After talking with the guy I could see he was looking for too much money and we parted ways. The check for the dinner was formidible, this is not the place for a budget conscious individual. But the meal was an example of what a meal could be, all other restaurants should shoot for this level of service.
Mover 7 years ago