A Table for One Please – Australian Financial Review – September 21, 2015
On his own in Buenos Aires, a then twenty-something Erez Gordon headed out to eat, a copy of Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano under his arm for company, picking a parilla restaurant seating 180. Little did the restaurateur realise he’d not only have a table to himself, he’d have the entire restaurant.
“When I walked in at 7.30 for dinner… the formally dressed waiters looked at me strangely but didn’t baulk at me ordering a mixed grill and Argentinian red,” the Restaurant Revolution judge recalls, admitting he’d chosen an uncustomary early hour to dine. When he passed later, the joint was packed and pulsating.
Luckily Gordon has never shied away from dining alone, happily taking just himself off to places.