29 Oct '12, 10am

Friendship and relationship counts at this old Italian restaurant in Singapore

Friendship and relationship counts at this old Italian restaurant in Singapore

Text and image by Sheere Ng @ Makansutra Alfa, who loves to talk about watches with customers The question that waiter Alfa Fu gets most often at the restaurant is not “Where is the washroom?” but “how come you are still here?” He began as a strapping young kid fresh out of vocational school and now, 36 years later and 60, he is a portly man with graying fringes that resemble Chinese dolls, still waiting tables at Pete’s Place, one of Singapore’s oldest Italian restaurants. Customers who returned after decades are often surprised that the restaurant and its warm bricked European country ambience are still intact. But what amazed them even more, was that the people serving them then are still there, with just a few more lines across their face and inches around their waist. And this sense of timelessness is the appeal. They first went dating there many moons ago, got marrie...

Full article: http://www.makansutra.com/foodblog/?p=8148

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