"You don't enjoy it at all," Jessica Biel said to E! News on the subject of dining out with her 10-month-old, Silas. "Since he's so little still, and I'm still kind of learning how I do it in a very smooth and, like, elegant way, it's terrifying." If you just released a breath you didn't even know you were holding in, we're with you — it's always nice to hear something relatable from someone in Hollywood's bright spotlight.
Because Biel feels so strongly discouraged by the anxiety dining out with a child brings, she's doing something about it that other moms can benefit from — well, if they live in LA. Au Fudge, Biel's new kid-friendly eatery opening to the public on March 4, is an idea she started talking about with her mom friends before she had Silas. But now that she's experienced what restaurants are like for families first-hand, she kicked the project into high-gear.
Au Fudge will feature a marketplace, two dining areas, and a creative space for kids to play and explore with kid-friendly toys and foods — all with au pairs on site. "We just want you to feel stress-free about [dining out] and know that they're playing with things that are safe, that we don't use chemicals here, that there's not just a bunch of plastic everywhere, and we've really tried to think very thoughtfully about your family because it's our family, too," Biel said.
Sounds like Au Fudge is going to be quite the place for LA moms — scroll through to see some sneak peeks!