The true horror stories in modern Paris part 52
Mme. Harmonie was not beautiful. But Scarlet O’Hara she was not either. But the two women shared the look of determination, not letting anyone get in her way. Mme. Harmonie derived her power from her occupation which was critique. It would have made more sense to open a restaurant if she had been a food critique, but no. She decided to have a restaurant on side to lean back on. A very condescending attitude to get into any business, especially the food industry. It is much more than providing food, drinks and a fake smile promoting ‘honest artisan experience’. There are several reasons why there are so few restaurants are awarded Michelin Stars.
I have come to notice that Michelin Star awarded restaurants, they mostly rent or own the floor above their restaurants so as not to annoy their neigbours. Their kitchens with commercial size machines are kept down in the basement to protect the clients and the neighbours from electromagnetic, low frequency noise and all other health hazards. Of course it is all costly infrastructure that requires professional integrity to observe. What do I know but it seems a wonderful coincidence that Michelin has awarded the restaurants with CONSCIENCE, not just the taste.
Mme. Harmonie soon blasted us with all night dance bar with a disco beat music. Had she bothered to obtain the costly bar license? No, there is not yet a sticker of blue and red opal on the façade of her restaurant. Mme. Harmonie knew the stereo beats would penetrate my newly applied insulation materials, but she did not care. She was ready to dance and I had to leave the building because it was getting too much.
As I sat on a bench near the building I saw guests after guests walking into the restaurant. One man I recognized. To be continued.