Russell Crowe Stuns Hotel Staff by Eating Like a Normal Person
If you're anything like us after returning to your hotel after a long day of work, you're hungry. And you think to yourself, "Hey, self, I'm starving. Here are my options: I could pay a bajillion dollars to order from the hotels fancy-shmantsy menu from the Michelin-starred restaurant downstairs, munch on some poached and glazed royal Anjou pigeon, maybe grab a quickie bite of some of that cannelloni of foie gras and Jabugo ham or I can just run down the street and get some $5.00 Indian food from the takeout place I like."
And, again, if you're anything like us, you understand that usually most of the time the decision at which you're going to arrive is...option B. Cheap takeout from the Indian place.
Well, Russell Crowe did what most normal people in the world would do and opted for the Indian food several times while staying at the Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa outside London, where he's staying while filming Robin Hood and apparently Crowe's choice to skip the hotel's restos (the Michelin-starred Latymer, whose menu items do include that Foie gras canneloni and Anjou pigeon, and The Brasserie) is front page news.
Per My Park Mag:
An amazed guest said: "He prefers a chicken tikka massala to the Michelin-star food at the hotel."
Russell has visited the curry house a reported six times in two weeks during his stay in the English county, and has also been seen enjoying several pints of Guinness at local pub The Fighting Cocks.
What? Sometimes you just don't want foie gras. Usually you just don't want the foie gras. And might we suggest you let the man eat his tikka massala in peace? Lest you want it thrown at you, of course.