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Does the cook get offended when food comes back uneaten?

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Does the cook get offended when food comes back uneaten?

Hooda_Guest | Oct 27, 2007 07:01 AM

I have often wondered about this but the other night, we ate early at a restaurant and were about the only ones in the place. I only add that because if the restaurant had been terribly busy, I don't think anybody would have noticed. However, I was curious about the fried spinach appetizer on the menu and ordered it. What came out was a huge plate that was enough for about four people. It was just the two of us and my husband is not really crazy about fried foods. I tried a few pieces, it was good but there was no way I could do justice to that entire plate. Taking it home was out of the question since it was fried and would not hold up. I felt guilty about sending almost the entire plate back to the kitchen because I was afraid the chef would think something was wrong with his/her food. Not ever having worked in a kitchen, does the chef take notice of these things (when it is quiet enough) and do they appreciate an explanation that there was nothing wrong with the food but that you just could not finish it? I was actually very taken with it but it is extremely filling. It would have been much better as a very small side item.

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