Sign before you dine, phones and camera are off the menu
Tasting menus are the stuff of legend. Course upon course piled up on your table, and a bill at the end of the night that's just as meaty. A new concept restaurant in the US has taken the tasting menu to the extreme, and will serve you nothing other than a 16 or 24 course tasting menu - but only if you sign a two-page contract beforehand.
What do you have to agree to before tucking into your grub at Rogue 24 in Washington DC? Well, you have to leave your mobile at home - phones are barred. Cameras aren't allowed either, so that diners are "able to enjoy the experiences that surround them at Rogue24 free of distraction".
What else? If reservations are cancelled after 3 pm on the day, then you'll be charged a 100% cancellation fee. If you turn up later than 30 minutes for your booking, your reservation will be cancelled - and then you'll be charged a 100% cancellation fee, too.
It's the kind of shock bullshit that suits and show-offs will be milking themselves over - expect the restaurant to be rammed to the rim every night with pretentious la la's fawning over a green drizzle of flecky snot on a plate.