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01/16/2014 05:25 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Are You Hungry For Specifics In This Week's Huge Alinea Story?

GIRONA, SPAIN - JULY 30:  Chef Grant Achatz attends a press conference on the last day for restaurant El Bulli before closing
GIRONA, SPAIN - JULY 30: Chef Grant Achatz attends a press conference on the last day for restaurant El Bulli before closing its door on July 30, 2011 in Girona, Spain. After repeatedly being recognised as the world's best restaurant, El Bulli will close on July 30, before re-opening in 2014 as a research center for new culinary ideas and techniques. (Photo by Robert Marquardt/Getty Images)

The story of the scandalous evening at Alinea went viral. War is one thing, death another. Famine might be a third. But no horror approaches laying out half a grand for an evening for two at a swell restaurant and spending it in earshot of a mewling infant. "I am mainly just stunned and appalled that anyone would go to a Michelin Starred restaurant with an infant," said Trudy Richardson, a relatively temperate Alinea patron putting in her two cents on the restaurant's Facebook page. "The total lack of class and lack of care for others is unbelievable. Stop the children; if they can afford to eat in this restaurant then they can afford to pay for a sitter. They are like most Americans today and are totally about themselves and have no care for others."

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