Restaurant blamed after husband accidentally eats napkin | Sunday Observer

Restaurant blamed after husband accidentally eats napkin

The napkin
The napkin

Jan 5: A former Eastenders actress has hit out at a Michelin starred chef after her husband tried to eat his water-inflated napkin.

Tracy Ann Oberman, 51, best known for playing Old Vic landlady Chrissie Watts, was left baffled by a Spanish restaurant’s haute cuisine.

Her and husband Rob Cowan’s confusion peaked, however, when he nearly tucked into a white dish served in a rope-bound block of stone which turned out to be his napkin.

Taking to Twitter, Ms Oberman wrote: “You know it’s a Michelin star when the napkins are inflated with water in a Neanderthal carver holder.

“Rob tried to eat it. They were horrified.”

The actress, also known for her roles in Doctor Who and Toast of London, went on to say the amuse bouche was “served with a reverence that bordered on religious fervour.”

She added: “Bloody Michelin pretentiousness.”

The chef in question, Martin Berasategui, has eight Michelin stars across his restaurants, where a 14-course meal can cost up to £200.

Addressing Berasategui on Twitter, she wrote: “Your food was exquisite, your presentation a tad pretentious but your staff were so patronising.

“It’s a restaurant, not a church.”