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The Alinea crying baby episode

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The Alinea crying baby episode

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willyum | | Jan 14, 2014 01:04 PM

Not sure how many of you have seen this, but a couple with pre-paid Alinea tickets had a baby sitter cancel at the last minute so they brought their child to Alinea. When the baby, who was apparently not a fan of molecular gastronomy, began crying the other diners complained.

Achatz basically tweeted 'what are you gonna do?' and did nothing ... and it blew up on social media.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/931153

Is the couple at fault for bringing a baby to a restaurant like this? (Yes, though I understand why they did it). Is Achatz partially at fault for the Draconian 'pay in full, no refunds' policy (Yes, I think so). Were the complaining customers at fault (I don't think so ...)

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