Chef Grant Achatz, not a fan of your little miracle. (Screencap via GMA)
Over the weekend, a couple had dinner at the very high-end Alinea restaurant in Chicago. Unfortunately, the couple was third-wheeled during the meal by their loudly crying eight-month-old baby.
The baby's crying was apparently so loud that restaurant chef and co-owner Grant Achatz could hear it in the kitchen, prompting him to tweet out the following guaranteed-to-cause-a-shitstorm tweet:
Tbl brings 8mo.Old. It cries. Diners mad. Tell ppl no kids? Subject diners 2crying? Ppl take infants 2 plays? Concerts? Hate saying no,but..— Grant Achatz (@Gachatz) January 12, 2014
Oh, it's on!
The Tweet generated a great deal of response. Many Twitter users were on his side:
@Gachatz Wait. Someone brought an infant to Alinea? What in the actual fuck?— Neal Brown (@NealjBrown) January 12, 2014
Fancy restaurants should not have to specify no babies in precisely the same way they should not have to specify yes pants.— Helen Rosner (@hels) January 12, 2014
Others were decidedly against:
Chef whines about couple bringing crying baby to his Michelin restaurant. Everyone got what they deserved here. http://t.co/PM40hgVfki— Christine Lu (@christinelu) January 14, 2014
Achatz even appeared on Good Morning America to elaborate on the Tweet which, it should be noted, only proposes that he's considering a ban, not that children are barred as yet: