Here’s some hard-to-swallow news for grinches who say the pandemic has doomed fine dining in favor of share plates, butt-busting seats and ear-shattering noise levels. On the contrary, restaurants are returning to luxurious creature comforts and classically inspired cooking — and the astronomical prices that go with them.
It might seem counterintuitive at a time when many are struggling and the Delta variant has made some New Yorkers afraid to step outside. But, “A lot of money has been made in the stock market and a lot of people had great jobs,” Christopher Pappas, CEO of premier restaurant-supply company Chefs’ Warehouse, recently told Grub Street.
The signs of lucre are proliferating.
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