Mayfair restaurant seeks ‘London’s first grape feeder’

Though the hospitality industry is currently struggling through recruitment woes, that hasn’t deterred one London restaurant from searching for what must be one of the most outrageously decadent jobs around. But, applicants be warned: a grasp of Greek and Latin is required.

Bacchanalia, the latest restaurant from Richard Caring’s Caprice Holdings which already boasts of names such as Sexy Fish and Balthazar, promises diners “a taste of the sublime”, but what if that taste was delivered to you by the pristine hands of “London’s first grape feeder”?

The requirements for those who wish to earn a living by spending their evenings dangling fruit into the waiting mouths of the rich and reclined are as follows:

  • Gorgeous hands
  • A basic grasp of Greek and Latin

As it is no longer 100 BC, no prior experience of grape feeding is required. The lucky applicant will also be provided with regular manicures as well as enough food and wine to make Bacchus himself blush.

Seeking to recreate the high-brow hedonism of an Ancient Greek symposium, Bacchanalia marries the classical past with modern luxury. In addition to a fusion of Greek and Italian cuisine, the soon-to-open site will have antiquities on display, works by Damien Hirst, and live DJs. Whether the latter are going to be dropping classically-inspired beats, perhaps a remix of Ovid, is unclear.

In total, the new site seeks 180 staff, however those who are particularly interested in the grape feeder position should email: [email protected]

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