Babies: Too Fancy For Their Own Good?
We’re always down for a good kid-people versus kid-haters food debate here at ES, whether it’s about child menus, kid-friendly cooking or hot dog design, so two items over at Good Bite caught my eye this week.
The first covers the growing debate about whether it’s kosher to take your tots to fine-dining venues:
It seems like the debate is separated into those who feel their dinner will be ruined by a crying child (and thus feel it’s an incredibly selfish move to bring a young child into a restaurant) versus those who want to teach kids restaurant etiquette and believe kids should be welcome in more formal dining venues.
What do you think? Is bringing your rugrats to Jean-Georges a great way to teach them about sophisticated food or a waste of your money and everyone else’s eardrums?
Which brings us to the second item — at least one celeb chef is firmly on the kiddies’ side:
You’ve heard of kids menus at restaurants, but have you heard of baby menus? Tyler Florence has recently released a line of baby food called Sprout and now he plans to serve Sprout in his three NorCal restaurants. What makes his baby food better? Florence says he “uses techniques like roasting to caramelize produce and bring out the natural sugars. The result is delicious, pure food.”
Hmm…I have to say that paying Tyler Florence to cook for your infant falls decidely on the “waste of your money” side of things. I mean, what’s next? Breast milk on the menu? Oh, right.