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August 30, 2010

Children's Day at The Four Seasons

chicken fingersIt was Children's Day at the Four Seasons in New York and the deal was this: kids eat free.

Really. And not from some kiddie menu with the usual mac-n-cheese and chicken fingers. We're talking stuff like steak au poivre, which normally adds $56 to the tab.

"Their choices included the $28 sweet corn ravioli with prawns in summer truffle bouillon and the $28 beef tartare,"  Glenn Collins wrote in a fun New York Times piece last week.

The deal applied to kids 5 to 14 years old who were accompanied by a paying adult diner. (No more than two pint-sized freeloaders per grown-up.)

I know Owl Meat was just lamenting how "Baltimore comes late and ponderously to most things," but I say this is one dining trend worth shamelessly aping.

What a kick it would be to take the kids -- mine started kindergarten and second grade today -- out for real fine dining without going broke.

Kiss those chicken fingers goodbye. Wichita Eagle photo
Posted by Laura Vozzella at 11:23 AM | | Comments (1)


I know Owl Meat was just lamenting how "Baltimore comes late and ponderously to most things," but I say this is one dining trend worth shamelessly aping.

Ape now, owl later.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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