It seems that LA restaurants like to follow certain trends. Whether it's organic food, comfort food, or celebrity chefs, if it's the thing to do, LA will do it.
The newest trend that a lot of restaurants are doing is having Cotton Candy on their dessert menu. One of the restaurants that I worked for had a machine in the pastry kitchen. You would not believe the way people would act when I would bring cotton candy to their table. And I'm not talking about the kids, I'm talking about the adults. Or at least I thought they were adults.
"OMG!!! Is that Cotton Candy?" One woman shrieked.
"Yes." I said. I try to remain as neutral as possible. Honestly, this woman was practically having an orgasm at the table, and it was over a puff of pink sugar. (No pun intended for the woman.)
"I haven't had this in years."
"I noticed." Like I said, neutral, but with SOME attitude.
It has also become apparent that Cotton Candy can soothe the savage beast. And by beast, I mean customers. I've seen the most irate customers be upset throughout their entire meal, yell at their server, trash talk the entire place, and then, by some mysterious act of kindness, the server brings some Cotton Candy to the table and (POOF!) the attitude of the entire table changed instantly.
I think this is the solution to the problems in the Middle East. Maybe Cotton Candy can finally bring peace to the holy lands.
A staple at any County Fair, has now become a staple in the LA restaurant scene. Stranger things have happened.
Until next time... Server's don't pay their rent with compliments.
"Bitter. Party of one? Your table is ready."
The Bitter Bistro