The Roach That Got a Table at Jean Georges

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When Katie Couric recently spotted a cockroach on her banquette at Shun Lee, the restaurant squashed the creature immediately. But napkin wielders at Jean Georges couldn’t manage to catch a roach that caused a diner to scream (bringing a hush upon the dining room) when it appeared on her table last night. Sam Sifton reports that she was calmed with Champagne, an extra course, dessert, and dessert wine. But really, what’s the big deal? It’s not like the roach fell on her head. And just check out this woman who sleeps with rats.

The Four-Star Roach [Diner’s Journal/NYT]