In food-loving Melbourne, diners can turn on a business for something as simple as their coffee not being hot enough. Or too hot. Or not strong enough. It’s competitive and often it’s cruel. Former MasterChef judge and disgraced restaurateur George Calombaris is starting to find out how cruel his home town can get as a dining boycott over his theft of staff wages gathers steam. Anyone for lunch? Gazi Restaurant in Melbounre’s CBD had plenty of empty tables Two is a crowd! A lone diner sits in Calombaris’ deserted Jimmy Grants restaurant in St Kilda Hellenic Republic in leafy Brighton was quiet on a Tuesday afternoon on the day of the MasterChef finale. It’s owner George Calombaris could be feeling the heat after admitting to ripping off his workers On a sunny winter’s afternoon in Melbourne on a Tuesday, on the eve of the MasterChef finale for season 11, Calombaris’ flagship restaurants, which have long been feted by the Melbourne establishment, were beginning to show the strain of what some have labelled the end of Melbourne’s love-affair with the once lovable chef. His popular eateries, including Gazi, Hellenic Republic and Jimmy Grants in Richmond and St Kilda, were unusually quiet… Read full this story
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