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The other day I saw a program on TV about street magicians
who go into restaurants and show off their magic. I thought -
well, at least if the food takes a while to arrive, you'll be
So why not have a restaurant where you train your waiters
and chefs in a bit of magic. (in fact,
it will be a great place
out-of-work and up and coming magicians to practice).
Now, you walk in and sit down. Your waiter 'appears' and
shows off a simple card trick. You order a bottle of wine. He
reappears with nothing in his hands but a handkerchief.
with a flutter of the hanky, he makes the bottle appear.
Perhaps he has a cool uncorking trick too.
Then, when the meal is ordered, the chef comes to your
table, and makes your food appear out of thin air. Or, if
ordered something flambe, he magically sets it alight...
You could (optional) have the waiters take turns to get up
a small stage and do funky tricks where diners are sawed in
half or made to disappear.
The only trick they can't do is making your bill disappear.
you'll be happy to have paid for an evening of
These guys offer the service.
[skinflaps, Jan 25 2005]
||Regarding the payment problem, at the end of the meal when the waiter asks us if there's anything else we would like, we just reply, with a contented look on our face, 'No thanks, we don't even want the bill'.
||If you're on a diet, you could have a mime "pretend" to serve you the most delicious, fatty, chocolate-covered dessert. Then, you can "pretend" you eat it.
||Did you hear about the magician who walked down the street and turned into a restaurant?
||Or, they could magically double your check.
||i would hate this. i can just imagine trying to impress my date whilst the waiter mimes the menu then pulls the cutlery from out of thin air. if their heads caught on fire however, i may leave a tip.
||Of all forms of magic I always find close-up the most enthralling. Disappearing 747's just don't impress me the way that someone taking my watch off without me noticing does. As if from nowhere, a bun appears.
||Walk around the London underground for a while [wags]. You'll be amazed.
||"Time for bread", said Zebedee.