Service Included (Hardcover) by Damrosch, Phoebe
While Phoebe Damrosch was waiting for life to happen--that is, deciding whether to go on to graduate school--she supported herself by working as a waitress. Before long, she was a captain at the New York City four-star restaurant Per Se. Service Included is the story of her experiences there; her obsession with food; her love affair with a sommelier; and her observations of the highly competitive and frenetic world of fine dining. What Anthony Bourdain did for (or to) the kitchen, Damrosch now does for the dining room. Her account is provocative and highly entertaining, and readers will never sit down at a restaurant table the same way again.