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that whole mandatory sharing thing [moved from General Topics board]

babette feasts | | Jul 22, 2006 12:18 AM

Seems like there's a major trend these days (sprung up out of the small plates trend I suppose) towards mandatory sharing. As in, you sit down, the server explains how what the chef really likes to do is just send things out as they're ready and have everybody share, and of course you don't argue with the chef, so you go along with it.

Now, I like to try as many dishes as I can, so this generally works, but I find myself sometimes getting impatient with feeling coerced into sharing. Like when the meal takes an hour longer than necessary because the courses come out one by one instead of two at a time, or when the serving size isn't actually large enough to share easily or well, or when dining with others who are pickier and you end up just getting everything they are willing to try because you want to not feel like a jerk.

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