Maitre D' as Cerberus? Sure? Patrolled by a pooch? Classic Bruni. Or,
Also, it appears that Bruni opted for the blue pill in the Meatrix, so he can continue to believe the lies we tell ourselves about where our meat comes from:
The pan-seared meat had been ordered medium-rare, but much of it was closer to medium-well, and if its provenance was indeed some preserve of specially pampered cattle, I predict a bovine class action suit in the offing. Those cows should be growing much fatter, happier and more flavorful than this.
Also, there is a "Hangar Steak," which may be a Japanese term for "Hanger Steak," or a special kind of steak for air travel, or bad editing. A "hangar" is a common error, based on a roughly 14:1 hanger:hangar ratio on Google, but Bourdain, and the OED, are on the side of "hanger." You don't like to see spellcheck goofs like this in student papers, let alone the freaking paper of record.