Behold the Interstellar restaurant created as part of the Millesime Mexico 2019 haute cuisine festival at Mexico City’s Centro Citibanamex, partly inspired by the film of the same name and designed by Almazán y Arquitectos Asociados, Concepto Taller de Arquitectura and Pin Studio.
The bookcase and suspended books reference one scene from the movie while the black interior and mirrored tables reflect 250,000 LED ‘stars’.
Independents 4 Change TD Joan Collins
In the Dáil, during Leaders’ Questions which were taken by Tánaiste Simon Coveney.
Independents 4 Change TD Joan Collins was speaking about workers’ rights when she said:
“Recently, I’ve been approached by workers in a new, very swanky and expensive Ivy restaurant where the company are taking the major proportion of tips paid to staff – using these tips to make up the difference in their wages.
“I’ll give you an example. One worker signed a contract, in October, for €14.90 an hour. They’re now being paid €9.80 an hour and the difference is being made up with the tips. So this company is robbing the workers of their money and we don’t know where the rest of the money is going…it seems to be pocketed by the company.”
[The Independent4Change TD’s office confirmed Ms Collins was referring to the Ivy restaurant in Dawson Street, Dublin 2]
During his response, Mr Coveney said:
“Just on the tips issue, let me just be very clear: Any employer that calculates salary and includes tips in that figure is acting illegally. You can’t do it. Tips are separate to salary. And if there are issues the Government needs to act there: we will look at that closely.”
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Artist Damien Hirst’s new restaurant Pharmacy2, opening tomorrow at the Newport Gallery in London’s Vauxhall.
The original Pharmacy restaurant, founded in Notting Hill in 1998 by Hirst and PR guru Matthew Ford, closed in 2003.
What looks like a clone-tool heavy CG rendering but is, in fact, an actual sculpture by Baptiste Debombourg entitled Stellar at Place du Bouffay in Nantes.
A static ‘rollercoaster’ made from 1200 brightly coloured café chairs created for this month’s La Voyage Á Nantes.
One of the posts during the week prompted me to ask the Dog House restaurant in Howth as to why they tagged on 12.5% service charge to my bill on the weekend for a table for 3 (two adults and a child). I forgot about it but they just tweeted me this.
Just desserts or sour grapes? International scandal or nothing to see here?
(Pic: William Murphy)