Typically, the general rule of thumb when visiting an upscale dining establishment is to leave the children at home with a sitter. In fact, some upscale eateries discourage bringing children as a whole, as the standard chicken fingers and french fries are hard to come by when dining upscale. It’s also difficult to sell the idea of children in a restaurant to the other patrons in most cases, as an unruly or loud child could ruin the atmosphere for other diners.
So what happens when six second-graders from Brooklyn, NY were invited to “Daniel” a Michelin star French restaurant? It goes more or less just how you’d expect, with some twists thrown in here and there. Watch the video below from the New York Times to see for yourself.
Daniel seemed to get lucky in finding six seven year olds who were, in stark contrast to almost every child I’ve ever met, open to trying just about anything.
“I can’t believe I’m about to eat fish eggs,” one says as the Ossetra caviar is brought out to the table. The statement is followed up with a “bleh!” as she tastes the dish, which came as a part of a seven-course tasting menu each child tried.
Mixed between instances of eating with their hands and the occasional “yummy!” were the children trying new textures and flavors, complete with complexities they likely couldn’t find in a cheeseburger from McDonalds.