An Argentine WAG condemns ‘sexist’ restaurant in Milan for handing her a ‘blind’ menu with no prices
A blogger criticized a restaurant in Milan for handing out menus without prizes to women, saying it was sexist.
Agustina Gandolfo, 25, is the girlfriend of Argentine footballer Lautaro Martínez, who currently plays for Inter Milan and lives in the city.
The lifestyle blogger made headlines this week by claiming that a Milanese restaurant had given her a menu with no prices on it during a romantic meal with her beau.
She claimed on her Instagram story that the practice is sexist because it assumes the husband is going to pay for the meal, not the wife.
Agustina Gandolfo, 25, the girlfriend of Argentine footballer Lautaro Martínez, pictured, slammed the Milan restaurant after it handed her a menu with no prizes
While keeping the name of the establishment to herself, Agustina, who shares a daughter with Lautaro, claimed that other upscale restaurants in Milan are doing the same.
‘Did you know that many restaurants in Italy don’t put prices on the menus they give to women?’ she asked in her story.
She shared a photo of the menu she was given, which featured deluxe meals, but no prices to match.
She said she was outraged by the move and asked, “What if I wanted to pay?”
The blogger shared a photo of the menu, showing the meals, but not the prices, depicted on her Instagram story
After she posted her first story, the model and mother of one said that many Italian people had come back to her to explain that only high-end restaurants use blind menus.
“The worst part is that they justify this by saying it only happens in restaurants of a certain level. Does that mean that women can’t pay if we’re talking about a more expensive meal?’ she continued.
People on social media have said that some Italian waiters are still told to ask the man to taste the wine even if the female guest orders it, and give the bill to the man even if the woman has asked for it. . the times reported.
Rossella Cerea, manager of the three Michelin star restaurant Da Vittorio, located near Bergamo, said she doesn’t see what’s wrong with the practice.
The model said she was “outraged” by the move, saying it implies women cannot afford expensive meals
The mother of one, who is based in Milan, where Lautero, right, works, was told that only high-end restaurants hand out blind menus
The model pictured was shocked to find that more high-end restaurants are giving women blind menus
‘When there is a couple at the table, we have the habit of giving the blind menu to the woman. It’s not discrimination, it’s a form of bravery,” she said La Republica newspaper.
“It is a way of advising the woman to enjoy the dinner, the atmosphere and the good food without worrying about more trivial matters,” she continued.
Meanwhile, the owner of the Pipero restaurant in Rome, Alessandro Pipero, said he thought it disrespectful not to show the prices to a female customer.
“We are in 2021 and it is unbelievable that a woman is not going to pay in a restaurant. And even if she doesn’t pay, why shouldn’t she know the prices of the meals? he said.
‘I am legally obliged to display my prizes outside, so what does that mean? A woman can read them outside, but not inside,” he continued.
Agustina, pictured with Lautero, launched a debate in Italy about the need for blind menus in restaurant
Some agree with the model depicted that handing out blind menus to women is outdated and should stop