Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Now that's a spicy message board thread

For those of you who read donrockwell.com on a regular basis, you know that sometimes things can get a little heated. Things have gotten so heated over the past 24 hours on the topic of Roberto Donna's Bebo Trattoria that Rocks himself had to step in and close the thread out.

I of course had to put my two cents in and threw this question out to the crowd:

Isn't the broader question here why can't Roberto find consistency? Anyone who has been to Bebo knows that he can churn out quality food, and occasionally the service can be spot on. But in a city where it's fairly easy to find a restaurant that can deliver, and deliver with a great deal of regularity, why can't Roberto do this?

I know this is a question that's been asked a million times, but surely it's within his capacity to do it.

So since the conversation is over - I'll throw this question out to you. Why does this seem so difficult for a chef who is so capable?


Anonymous said...

All you have to say is Bebo and I say "GRR GRR GRRRRRRRR."

It's really hard to say. But I've also been to Il Radicchio and love that place way more than Bebo. It just seems like he has no control over his restaurant.

Anonymous said...

the way you treat your staff has a lot to say about your character and the way you run your business and customers.