The Sun-Sentinel reports that Gordon Ramsay is in town visiting three South Florida restaurants for Kitchen Nightmares, his popular restaurant intervention series on Fox. The world renowned chef/multinational restaurant owner, cookbook
author and TV personality is known for animated outbursts with knucklehead restaurant staff as he attempts to jump start their struggling operations.
We placed a call to Fleming: A Taste of Denmark, the lone Miami target of the great Scot's strange breed of sweet nothings, and reached a voicemail recording:
"We will be closed for vacation beginning Monday, June 29 and returning Friday, July 10. If you'd like to leave a message please do so at the tone, and we'll try to get back to you as quickly as possible."
Tricky bastard. We left a message.
If this episode follows the usual recipe, Ramsay will no doubt try to restore some of Fleming's authentic Danish charm and give the owners a reality check in the process. They may need a good scolding. At Surme salon next door, proprietor Janilla Khavar says lately the restaurant just hasn't been up to snuff.
"They're not as busy as they used to be," she notes. "I've always highly recommended it. We go there; our customers go there."
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