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trav | | Jul 30, 2012 06:54 AM

As a way of controlling our restaurant dinner costs, my husband and I often order martinis with the house gin. We inquire what that gin is and most times it is Beefeater or similar. When the bill comes, a more expensive gin has been substituted and the price is higher than we anticipated.
Here are my questions--
Is it gauche to ask how much a martini is before ordering? Most menus don't include this information.
How does one handle the situation when the more expensive gin is used especially when dining with others? Thanks for your advice.

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