In Defense Of The Parents Who Brought An 8-Month-Old To A Thousand Dollar Dinner

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Babies are so hard! And babies are so hungry! But the BIG questions is, would you bring your baby to a Michelin 3-star restaurant where dinners run around a thousand bucks and there is a no refund policy? Because that’s what happened Saturday night when a couple brought their baby to Alinea, a Chicago restaurant with menu items like:

(Image: twitter)

(Image: twitter)

This is basically just like mushy bananas and Cheerios, except with more head.

On Saturday night, the co-owner of Alinea tweeted:
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and was met with replies like:

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and of course, someone made a parody account:

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I mean, it sucks when your sitter cancels, if that is indeed what happened. For all I know the parents in question thought their baby was so freakin’ adorable that it would add to the ambience of eating molecular cuisine and spending a lot of money to do so. According to Gachatz’s tweets, the baby was sitting on Mom’s lap, probably because extremely fancy restaurants don’t have lame things like high chairs, so I’m sure the poor mom didn’t enjoy her meal much either.

I wouldn’t bring any of my kids to a place that was super fancy, and my kids are all older and very well-behaved. I just don’t think they are worth that much fancy food, and I like to be able to go out and relax as a grownup. Plus, the other diners deserved to eat their blood orange foam and roe in piece, because most adults go out to dinner to escape the screaming brats that they have left at home.  But I have sympathy if it was a babysitting issue, because who wants to lose out on that much money?

But then again, if you have money to blow on a thousand dollar dinner, you probably have money to blow on an emergency nanny service.

(Images: twitter/getty images)