Monday, December 14, 2009

You can’t make this stuff up, part 2

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About 4 years ago, Jason and I were joined for lunch at Artisanal in Manhattan by a favorite sales rep and Philippe…..an impossibly thin and well-dressed Frenchman who doubled as the sommelier at an even more prestigious NYC restaurant. While making conversation between courses, Philippe was telling us about what he did the day before. He had been responsible for arranging a birthday party for the top chef at the restaurant he works for. Nonchalantly, he worked into the conversation that, for the event, he “will be flying in Mini Kiss”. I looked at my colleagues, then back at Philippe and, in bewilderment, asked him who Mini Kiss was. In the most elegant French accent, and without the faintest hint of irony, he replied “They are like Kiss, but small”. By this, Philippe meant that a Kiss cover band, composed entirely of little people in full-on Kiss makeup, would be flown in to perform at the birthday party. I will say no more at this juncture. –George Feaver
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