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Double-dipping at Tapas Bar

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Double-dipping at Tapas Bar

jfood | Oct 18, 2006 12:23 PM

OK so I need to vent a little.

Last night I went to an office gathering (13 people) at a Spanish Tapas bar. I’ve been looking forward to trying this place as I’ve heard great things about it. I arrive and about half the crowd is already there drinking Sangria and bread. So Jfood takes over and suggests we need to start ordering since its 7:00 and the others will be here soon and I guess it will be simultaneously to the food arriving (about right in hindsight). We stand around three separate stand-up tables. Coworkers order the basics (calamari, steak, shrimp) and then waiter looks at me and I add some more unusual items. Food arrives and everyone takes some onto their individual plates. Rest of the coworkers arrive. The food is OUTSTANDING!!

Here’s where it gets a little dicey (I’m being nice). We need more food and order. We all have individual plates, forks and knives. The tapa dishes arrive with serving utensils. Now people start putting their “used” forks in the “shared” food plates. :-( I think this is absolutely disgusting. The lobster risotto had seven different “used” forks picking at it. :-(( I basically sit back and wait for the next round to arrive and pounce on one dish, grab the serving utensil and then sit back and watch in horror as others “double-dip”, “triple-dip” on and on. :-((( I had plenty to eat so that’s not the issue, but,

Why do people think that it’s an acceptable practice to use their dirty forks in shared foods?

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