Gordon Ramsay’s team visited chef Peter Hamme at his Stone’s Throw restaurant at 337 Roosevelt Drive in October to film the segment, the eatery said in a news release. For the episode, Ramsay posed as an elderly woman, dining with guests before confronting the staff. Ramsay’s goal was to “revamp the family-owned fine dining restaurant located on the Housatonic River.”
During the 24 hours the formal dining rooms and entranceway were redecorated with a “lakeside-lodge feel,” the restaurant said. The menus were paired down to include some of Ramsay’s specialties as well as some original Stone’s Throw recipes.
Ramsey’s hidden cameras revealed how management had let standards slide. The cameras also revealed that several Stone’s Throw employees are cancer survivors. Seymour Pink, a local organization that unites the community in the fight against breast cancer, was a major player in the relaunch of the restaurant, the venue said.
Stone’s Throw incorporated the changes suggested by Ramsay and continues with their regular events including its Sunday Live Jazz Brunch on Sundays and quarterly Wine Dinners.