Food Media

Thoughts on the Per Se book "Service Included"?


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Food Media 4

Thoughts on the Per Se book "Service Included"?

bocce | Mar 10, 2008 09:50 AM

I recently picked up the book, "Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter" and am about halfway through it.

Here's the Amazon link:

Has anyone else read it? So far I'm really mixed on it. While I haven't finished yet, the author (and thus protagonist) strikes me as being the worst of what it is to be an NYC "foodie."

She's presumptuous, generally snobby, overbearing, flaky and while she hates other people taking themselves too seriously commits that crime much too often herself. While the story is engrossing, in both learning about Per Se and the gossip column style relationships, I find myself more annoyed than empathic to the author and her plights.

So far this has been more of a gussied up romance novel then anything thought provoking.


Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound