Restaurant’s try to honor 9/11 victims angers some clients

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A Virginia restaurant’s try to honor the victims of 9/11 backfired when some slammed the restaurant’s 9/11-themed seafood menu as offensive.

“My intention was to deliver consideration to that horrific day 21 years in the past,” George White, a supervisor at The Clubhouse at Aquia Harbour in Stafford County, wrote in a Fb put up apologizing for the menu, ABC 7 reported. “To honor those that misplaced a lot in addition to those that gave every little thing that day.”

“I apologize for these I offended with the 9/11 seafood Sunday put up,” the put up added. 

The Clubhouse at Aquia Harbour, which is situated about an hour exterior of Washington, D.C., launched the 9/11-themed seafood menu final week, which included meals titled “First Responder Flatbread,” “9/11 Oysters” and “Flight 93 Redirect” crab dip. The menu additionally included chocolate silk “Pentagon Pie,” a key lime-flavored “Keep in mind-tini” and a “By no means Overlook” sampler, WTOP reported. 

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The menu was taken down, however screenshots of the menu stay on social media. 

Some voiced shock over the theme of the menu. 

“I’m simply sort of shocked that somebody would, , use that as a approach of getting I assume clients to come back in? I don’t know,” Jackie Adams informed Fox 5. 

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“It’s a time for remembrance and reflection, and I don’t know if that menu depicted that sort of scenario,” Jeff Gibson added. 

Exterior photograph of The Clubhouse at Aquia Harbour in Stafford, Virginia. (FOX 5 DC)
(FOX 5 DC)

Others mentioned they’re undecided why there’s outrage over the menu. 

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“I simply don’t see why individuals would wish to name it disrespectful,” an individual at a close-by grocery retailer, Chris Campbell, informed Fox 5. 

A large American flag is unfurled at the Pentagon ahead of ceremonies at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial to honor the 184 people killed in the 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, in Washington, Friday Sept. 11, 2020.

A big American flag is unfurled on the Pentagon forward of ceremonies on the Nationwide 9/11 Pentagon Memorial to honor the 184 individuals killed within the 2001 terrorist assault on the Pentagon, in Washington, Friday Sept. 11, 2020.
(AP Photograph/J. Scott Applewhite)

The menu was changed by a “Seafood Sunday” menu, with football-themed meals, akin to “Offense Oysters,” “Fumble Flounder” and “Area Gold Flatbread.”

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The restaurant didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information Digital’s request for added touch upon Sunday.