The Secret Restaurateur: a very tricky Christmas

This month, our undercover business owner reflects on a Christmas season that was not all comfort and joy

Bartenders make the best therapists. It is a cliché, but there is an element of truth to it. With bartenders sadly furloughed for Christmas 2020, it fell to restaurant servers to take on that role. We weren’t dishing out sage advice or solving deep emotional problems. But we did enable the greatest therapy of all – social connection.

Communion around food is at the core of family, relationships, religion and almost all of society’s pillars. ...