The Monti government has left us in our underwear so we are offering dinner to clients who show up without their trousers,”
said Alessandro Signorini, owner of the Forcoli restaurant.
For the twenty clients that showed up with their pants off, a hearty meal of lasagna and roast beef was served, on the house.
Unintimidated by the freezing temperatures, a group of young men, as well as several couples, triumphantly entered the venue after stripping down to their basics outside the entrance.
Though some may have stripped simply for a free meal and lively company, most of the clients applauded the owner’s idea, convinced that these troubled economic times call for extreme measures.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.