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The Facebook diner

One of the most upscale restaurants in downtown Palo Alto is a private dining room specializing in feeding the faces of Facebook.

It's where social networking stops for a spell at lunchtime to give way to the food styling's of a man armed with spoons culinary overlord, Josef Desimone.

"The approach we use here is batch cookery.  You're never going to be able to do this a la minute like a restaurant.  So we will roast, hold, and as soon as that comes out of there it will go to here...out of the oven and right into the pan," said Executive chef Josef Desimone.

And Facebook dines in themes that change daily.

"Monday was taqueria, today is Irish pub grub...yesterday was the great chefs of New York," said Desimone.

They'll even take requests.

"About a month and a half ago, we did an all chocolate menu," said Desimone.

Before joining Facebook, Josef worked under former Google executive chef Charlie Ayers, author of Food 2.0.

"Facebook saw that Google was thinking outside the box and was not accepting the norm of this is how it's supposed to be.  We can do better than that.  Mark Zuckerberg is a very smart man," said Ayers.

And so the Facebook founder commissioned a sleek three story diner with a salad bar and hand-crafted pizzas and pro-biotic frozen yogurt blends.

And just like at Google the Facebook crowd feeds for free.

"If I had this, I would never leave.  If I were an engineer, I would be coding 24/7," said one employee.

So if you ever get the chance to accept your friend's request to join them in the Facebook cafe, you absolutely must. 

The lamb was succulent and the gunness cake, unbelievable.

Chef Josef, Charlie, thank you so much guys."

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