Milan Table Talk and more on euros
This gives me the opportunity to mention the comment Danielle made under the post I did on the euro pricing.
She pointed out that the new Grano in Hampden did the same thing when it first opened. ...
I was struck by that when I reviewed it months ago and promptly forgot about it until she mentioned it, although I can't remember whether the euros were on the paper menu or only on the blackboard.
I think Grano could get away with it because a) Gino Troia is a respected restaurateur in Baltimore and b) the pasta bar has no pretensions in any other way so it didn't seem pretentious, just quirky. Also, the euro pricing wasn't on the Web site.
Who knows? Maybe other restaurants in town will start to do this now. As Michael A. Gray so wisely pointed out under the same post:
I think it was Gypsy Rose Lee who said, "You gotta' have a gimmick." The management probably couldn't care less if someone pays the check in Euros, rubles, grickles or pastulas. A whole clutch of restaurant-savvy folk are being reminded of Milan.
As for Top 10 in the print edition, it's the one on the Top 10 Places for Restaurant Week with a few comments. It didn't generate many comments in the first place, maybe because you made up the list, not me.
(Algerina Perna/Sun photographer)