For us humans, getting that tasty meal at the end of a hard day, or epic cheat meal after a hard week of working out…the moment when you finally bite down into a cheeseburger or even perhaps a five-star dish served at a high-class restaurant…that moment is indeed golden, but what about our pups? Don’t they deserve the chance to sample some epic dishes too?
Times have changed, and perhaps we’ve realized that a liver treat or even a run-of-the-mill doggy biscuit isn’t enough to reward our little buddies for being so dependable when we need them most. They too deserve a treat and a fancy one at that, the same we’d enjoy. Obviously, we’re not alone in thinking so, because there’s a chef and restaurateur in San Francisco, California that opened up a chic restaurant and the patrons are just dogs.
Read all about the restaurant in San Francisco serving up epic dishes to a bunch of lucky pups…
Chef Rahmi Massarweh, who is also the owner of Dogue restaurant in San Francisco, California, says that the work involved in prepping the food for the dogs is indeed intricate, but it’s worth it, he says.
"“When we make our food, it is a process. It is very time-consuming. There is a lot of technique. There’s a lot of method and detail to what we do…Our pastries, for example, take about two days on average to make. I know they’re going to be eaten in two seconds…I’ve worked in restaurants for many years, and it’s rare when as a chef, I walk into the dining room to touch tables and every single guest has a smile on their face…There’s something very unique and satisfying about that.”via The Guardian"
According to a piece at CTV, the chef checks with a licensed veterinarian to check and make sure that all the food he preps and the ingredients he does use in that prep are perfectly healthy and not a danger to his customers.
The aforementioned piece also listed a few of the epic dishes offered to the San Fran clientele, or anyone else visiting from abroad: pastries, steak tartar, quail eggs, and even chicken skin waffles—whatever those are.
Regardless, the pups seem to be loving these epic dishes, because the location has made quite a wee bit of noise amongst dogs and dog owners, who have flocked to the location in San Francisco where the culinary scene is indeed already popping on a human level.
It was just a matter of time before the dogs got into the action of fine dining and chef Rahmi Massarweh indeed helped them get there with his restaurant. For the record, there are other restaurants like this elsewhere in the world…in Beijing for example…
According to a piece at The Guardian (link above) the chef’s design, or the greater good of the restaurant, or even a bonus if you will, is getting the message out there that as I stated above, a dog’s nutrition should go even beyond just liver treats and biscuits…the run of the mill kibble and canned dog food.
Dogs, like us, need exercise and they need nutritious food that’s rich in vitamins, minerals, clean proteins low in fat, and full of good fats that are good for their coats, calcium for their teeth and have them feeling their best at all times, and yes, keeping them regularly as well.
Because of food recalls in dog food as of late, an option is definitely cooking for your dog at home. That is if you can’t get to San Francisco that is, although a plane ride with Buster does sound like a nice idea…both you and he can get away for a weekend…. Ah we can dream.
This of course isn’t always possible, but cooking a well-balanced diet for your pet and storing it appropriately may just in the long run be healthier for him than the store-bought variety of dog food in the long run.
Besides…look at your pup… He or she’s probably just laying there at your feet, maybe looking at you, maybe dozing…doesn’t he or she deserve it? Of course, they do. Now get in that kitchen…or, get to work on those plane tickets to San Francisco…. Gives new meaning to the term ‘San Francisco treat,’ doesn’t it. Sorry, Rice-A-Roni.
Have you prepared anything home-made for your doggy? If so, let us know and share the recipe.