Gourmands and philistines

Here’s a link, courtesy of Manolo Quezon and Jim Ayson.  It’s a review of Le Cirque.  lecirque

Here’s what the reviewer said in part:

Nabokov defines a philistine as “a full-grown person whose interests are of a material and commonplace nature, and whose mentality is formed of the stock ideas and conventional ideals of his or her group and time.” This perfectly describes the people who dine at Le Cirque: their ideas and ideals, though, are of a different time, the 80s, the decade of greed, when Le Cirque rose to power. Now Le Cirque, like the people dining there, is no longer relevant. You could feel its lack of relevancy in its quiet, its lack of buzz, the lack of people cuing up outside.”

Enough said?


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