The rule of 4 people at the table at the restaurant even in the white area continues to cause discussion and strong criticism comes from the chefs. The rule will be discussed today in a technical table between the Government and the Regions, which consider it too restrictive. “How many will there be at today’s technical table: four or more? Oh well, they will say they had masks … while you can’t eat at the restaurant with the mask ”jokes Gianfranco Vissani ironically, talking to Adnkronos. “We are really exaggerating – the chef of Casa Vissani in Baschi, in Umbria is immediately serious – They give the numbers: four, five, six places, while in the meantime they massacre us, given that after 14 months there is still no aid. Millions of doses of vaccine arrive – he concludes – Italy is in the white zone and they are still discussing how many diners to seat at the table, as if the restaurants brought the coronavirus “. “In my opinion, the rule of four seats at the table no longer makes sense, just as it did not make sense to reopen restaurants only outside” says chef Antonello Colonna to Adnkronos. According to the chef of the Open Colonna in Milan, ” on the other hand, many rules that penalize only certain sectors, such as bars and restaurants, are foolish in the face of the massive turnout, for example yesterday on the canals, of so many people, even without a mask. Not to mention – he adds – the means of transport, as always full, and the stadiums reopened to fans ”. “There is a good deal of carelessness in this kind of arrangement – points out Colonna – What changes between two tables close together with four people each and a table of eight? Is it really possible to believe that the diners are statuettes that never get up and therefore do not come into contact with each other? “. “In the meantime, as long as they are in place, the rules must be respected – continues Colonna – On June 1st, the day of reopening also inside the restaurants – says the Roman chef – the mayor of Milan Beppe Sala came to dine with me. wanted to celebrate the birthday of my partner Chiara Bazoli enjoying my Roman cuisine. There were four of them – she concludes – the two of them, together with her mother and father, the president emeritus of Intesa San Paolo Giovanni Bazoli ”. “No more than 4 at the table? The sector is against it because the restaurateur must not be a sheriff”, Giuseppe Ferrari, head of the Labor Department of the Italian Federation of Chefs, told Adnkronos / Labitalia. “Sometimes – he explains – we find ourselves in really embarrassing situations because we are also faced with ambiguous situations that the customer does not want to declare”. “As soon as possible – he hopes – they should remove this rule which is not good for anyone. In the end, the restaurateur must work and, therefore, must find a way to do it”.