Here’s an interesting story from ABC News about the impact food blogs are having on top restaurants and restaurateurs in the US. American celeb chef Mario Batali talks about how he despises them, while restaurateur Mauro Maccioni from Manhattan’s famed, and infamous, Le Cirque goes as far as flying a disgruntled blogger back to the restaurant for some improved front-of-house treatment.
“Sometimes [people] have this idea that a restaurant like Le Cirque doesn’t need the kind of person who looks at blogs. We do need those people,” Maccioni said. “You pay attention and you try to polish your service.”
Any Australian chefs have their own opinions on the subject?
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