Graydon Carter magazine editor responds after chef bans him from restaurants for no-show
Chef Keith McNally criticized Air mail founder and former Vanity Show editor Graydon Carter on social media after he failed to show up for a reservation at his New York restaurant.
On Thursday, the 69-year-old restaurateur detailed the incident that took place this week at his restaurant Morandi.
McNally told her Instagram followers that Carter, 71, made a reservation for 12 people at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Although he prepared additional staff to work at Carter’s two tables and left them available for an hour, McNally said he did not show up and claimed to have lost customers who could not make it to themselves. sit during the busy lunch hour.
“At around 2 p.m., Graydon Carter’s assistant called to say Mr. Carter wasn’t coming, but the famous editor forgot to call and cancel,” McNally wrote. “By forgetting to call and cancel his party of 12, Mr. Carter upset the restaurant’s balance and cost the waiters money in tips. (And also cost Morandi money).”
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Now the chef has publicly banned Carter from returning to his restaurants after the inconvenience he said it caused him, also saying he had done the same three times at his other restaurants in the past.
âMaybe, being a social big-shot of sorts, Mr. Carter thinks he’s above having to cancel restaurant reservations,â he continued. “But I’ll tell you one thing. The f … will never be allowed to make a reservation at any of my restaurants again. Never.”
Carter, who had his hand in the Waverly Inn, Monkey Bar and Beatrice Inn in New York City, has since apologized, telling PEOPLE he would donate to make things right.
âMy office forgot to cancel the lunch reservation until a little after 1:30 pm which is miserable and we will be donating to the restaurant tip pool today to cover what the staff would have done. fellow restaurateur, I fully understand the implications of a big no-show party, âCarter said in a statement to PEOPLE.
He also called the lengthy article on the incident a “deranged speech” fueled by a Air mail article on McNally’s controversial social posts on Woody Allen and Ghislaine Maxwell’s due process.
âAs for the rest of McNally’s deranged rant, it’s pure fiction,â Carter said. “I rarely eat at his place and it all stems from our story of his most recent Instagram controversies in Air Mail last week.”