Monday, July 23, 2012
A Waiter To Remember
"We have really good food," my waiter replied. "We don't need to sell you food you don't like."
I've long believed that the front of house -- restaurant hosts/hostesses and wait staff -- are just as important as the food. They set the mood, make customers feel welcome, and essentially create the lasting impression of the restaurant. The impression that keeps customers coming back. In truth the sushi was pretty good (the uni special was divine), but as good as some of the places where I've eaten in LA or Tokyo or even London -- no. But, my waiter made Sushi Sasa a place I'd happily come back to. I may go again before I leave town. He was a waiter to remember. I only wish I could remember his name.