Eric Ripert Won’t Give Roberto Cavalli a Table in His Restaurant

Eric Ripert.

Yesterday we reported that Roberto Cavalli orders Mexican food from Mañana when he's dining at Serafina next door. Le Bernadin chef Eric Ripert strongly disapproves of this behavior. "I think Roberto Cavalli has a big ego to do that," he told Grub Street. "He wouldn't have done that in my restaurant, because he wouldn't have a table in my restaurant. I think he is disrespectful and it is just a way of ... " he paused to find the appropriate English word " ... FLASHING, and it is unnecessary ... If he wants to eat Mexican, go to a Mexican place. If he wants to eat French, go to a French place, or Italian, or whatever." [Grub Street]