In the summer of 2016, a reservation was made at Pierrot's, under the name Harrison Ford. That year he was filming The Bounty Hunter in Budapest.
As always, we prepared in advance: we printed a black and white photo of the actor to get it signed with him at the end of the dinner and put it in a nice frame on our wall full of actors and stars.
We weren't even shocked to see that the actor arrived with two friends, none other than Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling...
Since 1982, almost all the famous people who have come to Hungary have visited us. Around the time of the fall of communism, Pierrot was a real hot spot where intellectuals, artists and business people came together.
Without claiming completeness... István Iglódi, István Sztankay, Dezső Garas, Pál Mácsai, Teri Tordai, Márta Sebestyén, Gyula Hernádi, Miklós Jancsó, György Konrád, Károly Makk, Márta Mészáros, and George Pataki also visited Pierrot many times.
Christopher Plummer in Budapest stayed for months at the Hilton because he was in a Hungarian-American co-production. He loved going to Pierrot, and during his morning tour he would come in in his jogging clothes, have a coffee and then come back in the evening for dinner.
Anthony Perkins, for example, rented Pierrot for weeks because the actors would go in and eat there during filming.
But Antonio Banderas also came with Melanie Griffith - his Latin blood didn't let him down here either, they had a romantic kiss in the garden of Pierrot.
Jeremy Irons and Robert De Niro also sat at the Pierrot whenever they filmed in Budapest, as did Sir Roger Moore, who celebrated his 80th birthday here.
In the 2000s, Formula 1 driver Jenson Button celebrated his father's birthday during a Hungaroring race - always at Pierrot.
The list goes on and on.
Pierrot is a jewel box, a cultural melting pot, a discreet restaurant where stars could always dine without paparazzi, without allure or conformity, in complete discretion.
And we keep the secrets to ourselves…