An Orthodox Jewish man is suing the Trump Soho after he allegedly spent $146 to get a special hot kosher meal there — and was allegedly served a cold non-kosher turkey sandwich the hotel claimed was kosher instead.
The New York Post reports:
…An orthodox Jewish man is suing the Trump Soho after he allegedly spent $146 to get a special hot kosher meal there — and was served a cold non-kosher turkey sandwich instead.
Upper West Side resident Dan Miller says hotel staffers then…[lied] to cover up…
Miller says in the suit that while he was waiting for his specially ordered lunch at a business conference at the hotel, he even reminded staff that his food should be double-wrapper until it was delivered, as per kosher laws.
An employee responded, “Yes, of course, we are very familiar with the kosher rules, we do it all the time,” the suit says.
But Miller was immediately suspicious when his cold turkey sandwich arrived in a single piece of Saran wrap.…
Miller says he asked the server if the food was safe for him to eat because it also didn’t have a seal that is customary when kosher items are served on planes, at hotels and in other public venues.
The server told him not to worry, but Miller — whose father was a rabbi — was still wary, so he asked other employees where the food was from.
“They assured him that it was purchased at the well-known glatt kosher Noah’s Ark Restaurant, located on Grand Street,’’ his suit says.
The Yeshiva University grad bit into the sandwich, but it didn’t taste like food he’d eaten at another Noah’s Ark in New Jersey, so he decided to photograph the meal, court papers show.
Miller then called Noah’s Ark and was shocked to learn that the deli hadn’t made any deliveries to the luxury hotel that day.
But the hotel chef stuck to the staff’s story and even promised to send Miller a copy of the Noah’s Ark receipt the next day.
In the meantime, Miller e-mailed his photo to deli workers, who confirmed the sandwich was not from their eatery.
Finally, a Trump Soho food and beverage manager admitted that the food was not kosher because the hotel forgot to order the special meal.
“The hotel staff panicked and inappropriately responded by serving him a non-kosher meal that was made to appear kosher,” the suit says.…