Mario Batali says 20 percent is a standard tip. Eric Ripert is a fan of the easy math on that, and Anthony Bourdain considers it a "sin" to take kitchen mistakes out on the floor staff's tip.
(Our pal The Bitchy Waiter agrees wholeheartedly.)
The key to good service, Batali says, is to approach the staff with an attitude of: "I'm here to have a good time, and you can help me."
Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Live" sets the table with another fascinating – and in many way delicious – edition of "Guest Host Week," as celebrity chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain writes his own menu, and as always, candor and humor are the specials of the day.
Joined by his colleagues, fellow chef's Eric Ripert and Mario Batali, the dinner conversation turns to, of all things, "The Biebs":
Editor's Note: This evening Anthony Bourdain fills in for Piers Morgan, hosting a live show, at 9 p.m. ET on CNN.
The summer of 2013 will be remembered for a few things: Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” the birth of a royal baby and Cronuts.
Since Cronuts hit the market in May, dessert aficionados have lined up outside Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City - even before sunrise - for their chance to snag two of the croissant-doughnut hybrids.
The Cronut even made its way through New York's other impossibly long line for the Museum of Modern Art’s Rain Room.
But in spite of the year’s great Cronut craze, Dominique Ansel wants you to know that he is more than just the "Cronut guy." Tonight, Ansel will set the record straight with guest host and Cronut virgin Anthony Bourdain on Piers Morgan Live, along with chef superstars Mario Batali and Eric Ripert.
Saying farewell to one's nearest and dearest and preparing a howdy-do to to one's eternal fate is pretty grim business; might as well face it on a full stomach. Anthony Bourdain, host of the new CNN show Parts Unknown, has a destination in mind.