[Ed. – Misinterpreted? How? It pretty clear states in the invite that it would be serving dinner ‘inside’ the restaurant on New Year’s Eve. The point is moot in any case because dining outside is also verboten within the L.A. city limits.]
The Beverly Hills restaurant that caught heat for advertising a ‘discreet’ indoor dining experience on New Year’s Eve — and amid Los Angeles’ current dining ban — is now claiming that the invitation was mishandled by “the person that wrote it.”…
La Scala, a high-end restaurant located two blocks from Rodeo Drive, made headlines last week after it was discovered that the eatery was stuffing its takeout orders with the invitations, which advertised the possible “speakeasy”-style dinner event — and asked patrons to keep it a secret.
“We’re considering taking reservations for New Year’s Eve dinner. Inside,” reads the invite, per a photo shared by Los Angeles-based journalist Alissa Walker. “If this is something you’d be interested in, please let us know as soon as possible. If enough interest, we’ll contact you back to secure a reservation. Please keep this discreet but tell all your friends.”