Menu at Toronto's "Azure" was a work of fictitious fine-dining fraud


#1

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#2

I wonder if their bookkeeping/management software was based on hadoop.

/y’know, running on Azure.


#3

Oh no, the rich had to eat the same stuff as the rest of us. The horror.


#4

Horror, indeed. Am I supposed to be outraged?


#5

It is remarkably easy to dupe dinners with substandard foodstuffs, it just sucks when you get caught doing it, one could say at that point the “gravy train” is over.

Pun intended.


#6

i think it’s less about what is being eaten, and more about how they’re lying about what they’re selling. but you knew that.


#7

Wagyu beef… burger? They deserved what they got.


#8

On a whim I once had a wagyu beef burger. In and Out is better. Wagyu can be magical, but ground up and fried to death? Yeah, its as bad as you think.


#9

“Fine Dining” as in “we have been fined repeatedly”?


#10

You mean my $50 plate of “Fine Italian Pasta Asciutta with Somerset, England Cheddar” was just Kraft Dinner?


#11

This reminded me of “The Freshman” with its endangered species menu.


#12

Next thing your be telling me is that the 24 karat gold flakes were just strategically painted carrot flakes.


#13

Made with “baby” carrots.


#14

I don’t feel bad for rich folks, but I do feel for people who are from more modest means who go to a fancy restaurant for a treat or special event.


#15

I’ve had a burger and some hot dogs made from the stuff. You’re right on with the burgers, but the dogs were sublime (they may have benefited by being cased, which does a lot to keep them juicy).


#16

What we get in the US isn’t real Wagyu anyways.

Some is the same breed, some hybrids. None are raised the same way, which is part of the point.


#17

Wait… the salmon comes in the door de-boned? That should be enough for most of the staff and all of the customers to look elsewhere.


#18

Hey now, according to my two year old my Kraft skills are sublime.


#19

Agreed. I love flounder and whenever I’m near the beach (East coast) I always look for somewhere serving whole flounder.


#20

Don’t forget “fresh,” “homemade,” and “artisanal…”