The Death of Stemware: Giving Saloon Nukie a Whole New Meaning

The New York Times Diners Journal reported on a new restaurant opening tomorrow called La Cave des Fondus. La Cave des Fondus is an American replication of the French restaurant Montmartre restaurant Le Refuge des Fondus an establishment where customers are served red and white wine in plastic baby bottles.

The Manhattan restaurant is owned by Jacques Ouari who told the New York Times, “I wanted to set up my place exactly like the one in Paris. It’s such a fun place. Everybody loves drinking beer and wine from baby bottles – even my father thought it was fun – and I think New Yorkers will like it too. I checked with the health department and as long as we put the bottles in the dishwasher they have no problem with it.”

Waitresses working for Hooters will without question feel the most pressure in light of the new trend, fearing the infantile digression will expand to increase the demand for breastfeeding. The Le Leche League has yet to comment on the increased use of plastic baby bottles but insiders expect that the group will issue a press release in the days to come capitalizing on the opportunity to reaffirm the health benefits of breast feeding.

While not yet known, a growing number of diners believe the type of nipple used by La Cave des Fondus will be a determining factor as to the ultimate success or failure of the new establishment. The Nuk, or as it is more commonly referred Nukie, is considered by many to be the best compliment to any alcoholic beverage.

***It should be noted that the Parisians establishment serves wine in baby bottles to avoid the French tax on wine served in glasses. While Parisians most likely appreciate this little tax dodge and go along with the slap-in-the-face humor, the activity may not hold the same charm with New Yorkers since the baby bottle will incur the same tax as an elegant piece of stemware.

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2 responses to “The Death of Stemware: Giving Saloon Nukie a Whole New Meaning

  1. I thought you were making this up until I clicked the link! Uh, no thanks. I think I’ll pass on drinking anything from a baby bottle. And that’s not just because I don’t want to use a nipple that’s been in someone else’s mouth.

    Too weird. I wonder if they offer regular glasses if people want them?

  2. I made half of it up…the Hooters and Nukie parts.

    I couldn’t dine with a man who drank from a baby bottle…it’s emasculating in way that would make him irrevocably unappealing. I’d have the same reaction to someone who expressed an interest in diapers…. I don’t have a bridge long enough to cover that divide then I’d have to poke out my mind’s eye.

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