The following is on the window of the Capri Restaurant. I don’t know how long ago it happened (their divorce was final in 2001), but I’m sure it was quite exciting for them:
Shown above are husband & wife team, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman who recently had lunch at The Capri Restaurant on Ferry Street in Niagara Falls.
“This is no April’s Fool’s joke…
On Friday, April 1st, the Capri Restaurant on 5438 Ferry Street received a telephone call from Jack McLaren a local tour operator.
Two famous movies stars (a husband and wife team) were touring the Niagara Falls area and requested to have lunch at the Capri on Saturday. The couple specified they wanted complete privacy and no cameras or press!
Thinking the call was a typical April Fool’s joke, the staff did not take it seriously.
But this request was no April Fool’s joke. On Saturday, April 2nd at 2:00 p.m., Tom Cruise and his wife Nicole Kidman strolled in through the doors. The staff immediately recognized them and ushered them to a table in a private area of the dining lounge, as requested.
There was no fancy limousine or chauffeur. Tom himself had driven a rented white Sunbird from Toronto.
Not to be easily spotted, Tom wore sunglasses and a baseball hat. He was attired in jeans and a denim shirt complete with work boots. Nicole was modestly dressed in black tights and an oversized white top.
For lunch the couple ordered a minestrone soup, Italian salad, and Chef Carmen’s “Famous Eggplant Parmigiana”, at Hostess Marisa Alfieri-Hay’s suggestion. They drank Perrier water.
When asked how their meal was Tom and Nicole said “they would die for the Eggplant Parmigiana” and asked to personally meet with Chef Carmen. Complimenting the food, Tom said the taste was incredible.
Later Tom was amused when Same Alfieri, owner told them, “Tom Cruise is the best actor and Nicole Kidman is the best actress in the whole world”.
Same was curious to know why the couple had chosen The Capri for lunch and was pleasantly surprised when Tom and Nicole said they had heard about the restaurant in Hollywood, California. Both stars then promised they would return.
“Lunch was on the Alfieri family, because they were so courteous and we wanted to do something in return”, added Sam. “All they wanted was to be two average tourists in Niagara Falls.”
“Tourists yes — average no”
You can see pictures of the restaurant in the Capri Restaurant gallery.