Identify-dropping to get a coveted desk at a well-liked restaurant isn’t unusual. However name-dropping a well-known chef’s well-known restaurant to get a desk…for an much more well-known musician? That’s slightly bit weird. But that’s precisely what seems to have occurred at chef and proprietor Pim Techamuanvivit’s Japantown restaurant Nari earlier than musician Kayne West got here in for dinner.
In response to reporting from the Chronicle, somebody referred to as the upscale Thai restaurant asking for a last-minute reservation for “a desk of Noma folks” — Noma being the award-winning Denmark restaurant that lately launched a line of vegetarian and vegan garums. When the occasion arrived, chef and Noma proprietor René Redzepi (or anybody affiliated with the restaurant) have been nowhere to be discovered. As a substitute, a server realized West and his entourage had settled into the restaurant’s semi-private eating room.
Sarcastically, Techamuanvivit advised the Chronicle