I was a bit disturbed after reading Steve's posting of May 1st ("I finally got to Vetri"). Do others share his negative feelings about older people in restaurants?
My husband and I are retired. We are definitely seniors.
We love good food and eat out three to four times a week. We go to small (and often wonderful) BYOB's, Asian restaurants of all kinds, more expensive restaurants for special occasions, and what's in-between. We enjoy everything from a great hamburger to great foir gras.
In addition, my husband is an excellent cook and I like to bake. We don't consider ourselves unsophisticated eaters.
In our experience, the only obvious diference between what "seniors" and others like is perhaps the noise level. Friends our age prefer it less noisy.
The evening we ate at Vetri, we noticed one other "older" couple. The other patrons were in their thirties and forties.
By the way, our meal was exquisite. I can't wait for another occasion to return and enjoy Marc Vetri's outstanding cooking.
However, I think our standards are different from Steve's. Although we usually go to less expensive places, we aren't as driven by the amount we get for our money. We are more interested in the quality of the food.
I would be interested in the comments of others. Should we stay home more often, give up sushi, and return to the Country Club Diner?