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Would you like some fresh ground pepper?

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Would you like some fresh ground pepper?

LurkerDan | Mar 3, 2010 02:56 PM

Hope that this is the right board for this thread.

How often have you been asked this when served a salad at a restaurant? It seems to be fairly common at nicer restaurants; I guess they don't want to put salt and pepper shakers on the table but still want to offer their diners pepper, and it seems classier to grind it for them on the spot.

I suppose when it is a "normal" salad, you might know the answer to the question. But the other day I was served a chicken salad appetizer at a nice restaurant for Denver Restaurant Week, and was asked this question. My response at the time was "no", but it occurred to me that I didn't really know the answer yet. I hadn't had a chance to taste the salad.

How do you answer this question? Tell the server "I don't know yet, come back in 2 minutes"?

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