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Davide has been a part of the North End for two decades, serving traditional Italian fare. However, over the past several years the restaurant has hit hard times suffering from internal family problems, economic hardship, and location concerns, all resulting in badly damaged business model. An email to Ramsay and he showed up to help.
It was my extreme honor to dine at Davide the evening they reopened after a superficial makeover and the menu redesign. I dined with Ramsay on the premises, and watching every move of the kitchen, the dining room and every member of the staff.
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After speaking with the wife of one of the owners, I learned that the new menu for the new Davide had just been finalized that morning at 7am. Due to that detail, I won't review the food here until I've had the opportunity to return. I will say that it was a very long meal, around three hours for three courses. However I am more than convinced that the length of the visit was due entirely to the circumstance.
I will say that the air in the room was of nerves, but it was also of relief and joy. Every staff member seemed to see the show as the a chance to regain their restaurant, it's glory and their life.
I am thrilled to see the show in it's entirety tomorrow, Friday, February 25 at 8:00 pm on Fox. If you can-tune in or DVR it and let me know what you think. No matter what, I am so proud of Boston, and the owners and staff of Davide for all of their dedication and hard work.
Oh, and Gordon Ramsay is just as impressive in person as you might think...
Ok, first of all, I had no idea you had a blog! Exciting!
Second, I am so jealous you were there and got to meet Ramsey in person. He is one of my heroes, and my must-do on my last visit to NYC was to eat in his restaurant. I am such a fan.
Really looking forward to watching this episode and then making a trip into the North End to try the new and improved Davide!
Very cool! I hope I remember to set my DVR by the time I get home!
There's no way around it....this is so awesome. What an experience! It must have been hard to put all of this into words but you did so beautifully!
The show was great and I never would have known about it/tuned in without you. I set it to record on my DVR, but I could not find you in the crowd even though I rewound several promising scenes to get better looks at some of the people present! I was disappointed that I didn't get to see you, but I enjoyed the show, as it was my first experience at all with Gordon Ramsay, and found the whole thing very emotional and moving. Thanks, Fiona!
I watched the episode and thought it was great!! But I couldn't find you and that made me sad :(
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