Going to Heinrichs – Die Wirtschaft for Friday lunch is almost like going to lunch with friends.
We’re not “regulars” – probably only once every 6-8 weeks – but we’re nodding acquaintances with most of our fellow diners and the waiter knows us pretty well by now.
We’ve observed the couple at the next table during the course of their pregnancy and they turned up the other day for lunch with Felix Otto, all of 3 weeks old.
Their meals arrive and Felix Otto starts wailing on cue.
The waiter comes over and says “I’ll take him if you like”, picks him up and quiets him down while taking reservations, doing all sorts of other stuff one-handed and showing him off to the other guests.
“I wouldn’t be as good at this if I hadn’t been doing this full-time for the last 7 weeks….”