January 25 - February 17, 2013
An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf
by Michael Hollinger
Eccentric Victor is owner and sole patron of the finest restaurant in Paris which opens its doors for him alone. So when he returns from the bullfights in Spain and announces that he wishes to die of starvation, the staff – whose purpose in life is to serve – propose a compromise. They will cook one final meal and leave it in the kitchen, describing each course over a series of empty plates. This feast of words celebrates love, food, and the collected works of Ernest Hemingway.