I found this book to be worth reading once, but not one I'd come back to re-read.
Don't waste your money on buying this book or your time on reading it if you happen to find someone else's copy in the trash.
While this book at first is nominally about Per Se and Thomas Keller's restaurants, it's really about the author.
This book will help you understand why people pay so much for food in a fancy restaurant. They are paying for more than the food: it's the ballet of the service by a highly... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Diane M. Scattini
Service Included by Phoebe Damrosch, a Kindle book I started reading on August 8th while glancing to and from my knitting. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kristine Fisher
Enjoyed the insider's view of high-end restaurants. She has developed a nice voice, combining work and private life. Enhances my view of this fine dining experience. What's next?Published 5 months ago by jaytee
I love good food. I love it so much that I have a special section on my bucket list reserved for restaurants. Read morePublished 6 months ago by I Know What You Should Read
A very interesting behind the scenes of The Best of the best FINE dining esatblishments. Lovable characters. Delightful snippets of serious foodie.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
You will never look at waitresses and waiters and other domestic workers the same way again. Very interesting book!! Loved it!Published 11 months ago by EAB
I have mixed feelings about this book. The behind-the-scenes look at the precise and methodical orchestration of a high-end restaurant with its many players was really interesting... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Teacher/Photographer
Aside from the entirely misleading title, I had a very difficult time understanding Damrosch's passion for food...until I recast it in terms I could relate to. Read morePublished 13 months ago by bookfanatic1979
I loved reading the backstory to such a famous restaurant. The author did a great job of describing it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Lisa Pittman