Sir Paul McCartney and his wife, Nancy Shevell recently graced a small café in Basking Ridge. The visit certainly took the people by a surprise. Blue Café owners Barbara and Chris Chutnik recounted their distinguished guests’ visit in an interview with TAPinto on Saturday.
Paul McCartney was spotted in the cafe with wife
Barbara Chutnik immediately recognized the famous pair and warmly invited them to sit down while keeping it low-key as requested by their guests. As McCartney enjoyed a cappuccino, he chatted with Barbara Chutnik about accompanying his wife on adventures involving her trucking business.
Chris Chutnik, a musician who grew up on McCartney’s music, said he wasn’t shy and introduced himself to the legend as the owner of the café.
“I can’t believe you guys are here,” he told the couple.
Having played in a popular touring band in Poland and Europe, Chris Chutnik is no stranger to meeting famous people. However, this time, rock royalty came to his place. They shared a memorable moment about growing up listening to McCartney’s music and playing drums and singing in a band.
During this special moment between, Barbara Chutnik walked over to apologize to McCartney and said, “I asked my husband to be discreet.”
McCartney replied, “It’s Chris, he’s my friend.”
The meeting was brief nad Barbara Chutnik told TAPinto she was “crazy excited” and this unforgettable moment will be cherished forever. Unbeknownst customers were only alerted that something special happened once McCartney left the scene.
The chatter continued on Facebook, with many commenting on McCartney’s music and its significant impact to their lives.
“I sent them your way,” resident Catherine Piper commented on Blue Café’s Facebook page. “I had a meeting with him and his loverly wife. I was happy to recommend Blue Cafe when they asked for a good local spot.”