Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Kitchen Nightmares - Giuseppi's - CLOSED

Kitchen Nightmares Giuseppi's

In this Kitchen Nightmares episode, Chef Gordon Ramsay visit's Giuseppi's Trattoria, Macomb Township, Michigan, where even the owners don't think Gordon will have an easy time turning the restaurant around! Gordon orders Eggplant Rollatini, potato skins and an octopus salad. The octopus salad is rubbery, the rollatini is microwaved and the potato skins have no place in an Italian restaurant. 

Gordon arrives to witness a dinner service, the food goes out quickly as sous chef Brian is using the microwave to reheat pre-cooked food. Joe doesn't leave Sam to cook in the kitchen and is constantly hovering around him, whereas Brian has a bad attitude. Food is constantly sent back to the kitchen and Joe just continues to hover around Sam before taking over from him. Gordon is impressed with the cleanliness of the restaurant and finds no issues, for a change! 

Gordon sits down the family to discuss their issues and there are lots of teary, emotional moments and Sam tells Joe that he wants to cook fresh, but all Joe will say is that Sam likes to cook. Gordon devises a cooking competition between father and son and the best will be added to the menu. Joe's pork dish beats Sam's salmon dish but Gordon decides both will be specials for that evening. For the evening service, Sam will cook in the kitchen and Joe is to expedite but he can't step away from cooking and the service slows down to almost a halt. 

Eventually Gordon has to step in and Joe is removed from the service allowing Joe and Brian to send the food. Overnight the restaurant is given a makeover with the addition of some family photos to personalise the dining room. On relaunch night, Joe has to be removed from the line but then Brian starts playing up. Poor quality food reaches the customers which is then swiftly returned, Brian begins ranting and blaming Gordon. Brian gets annoyed and leaves, which forces Joe and Brian to work together in the kitchen. Before Gordon leaves he gets them to read out letters he had asked them to write and it's a tear fest! 


What Happened Next? 


Giuseppi's Trattoria closed in July 2009, they blamed the economy and lack of a liquor license for the closure. There is one positive Yelp review prior to closure.

Giuseppi's Trattoria aired on September 18 2008, the episode was filmed in February 2008 and is Kitchen Nightmares season 2 episode 2.

7 comments:

  1. My God..the son needed to grow up already. Looking for dad's approval for every little thing at 30?
    Just no.

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    1. Don't be a jerk. I have a similar father. It takes years to get over it after being browbeaten like that over and over again day in and day out.

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    2. I agree, it can take a man all his life to battle the insecurities, and the heartache that come from a father's rejections. I feel for the son

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  2. Not one restaurant has been able to stay open in that location. I live down the street from there.

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    1. few years late to the party here, you're absolutely right. I worked at the (former) BP @ 22 in college 10 years ago & nothing stays around long... but this whole area is difficult for restaurants - especially non-chain restaurants north of Hall Rd. there's SO much restaurant turnover here.

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  3. Dude, maybe your diabetes wouldn't be so bad if you actually took care of yourself!

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  4. I pray that Joe is ok and that his remaining years are enjoyable. The son (Sam?) is a nice respectful son. This was one of the nicest down to earth families on RI. God Bless you.

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