Rosemary Mac Cabe

Hemlines, heels and haute couture – your daily dose

Are all fashion magazines inherently snobby?

Or is it just The Gloss? “There’s a general expectation,” coos Katy McGuinness in yesterterday’s copy of The Gloss, “that ethnic food should be cheap and 777 will not appeal to the coterie that baulks at paying more than a …

Fri, Apr 6, 2012, 15:21

   

Or is it just The Gloss?

“There’s a general expectation,” coos Katy McGuinness in yesterterday’s copy of The Gloss, “that ethnic food should be cheap and 777 will not appeal to the coterie that baulks at paying more than a tenner for a curry, the diners whose need is for stomach-lining rather than palate-awakening. The prices here are on a par with other restaurants that care about the quality and provenance of the ingredients they use, that take pride in getting it right, regardless of their nominal geographic box.”

So, some assumptions:

1. Those who “baulk” at paying more than a tenner for a curry are obviously just after a bit of soakage;

2. Those who are interested in “palate-awakening” rather than soakage have the money to pay for 777;

3. Any restaurant that is cheaper than 777 doesn’t care about the “quality and provenance of the ingredients”, nor about “getting it right”

Is this the snobbiest paragraph that ever met paper, or am I losing it?

Sign In

Forgot Password?

Sign Up

The name that will appear beside your comments.

Have an account? Sign In

Forgot Password?

Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In or Sign Up

Thank you

You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.

Hello, .

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

Thank you for registering. Please check your email for the activation code.

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 10 days from the date of publication.