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The owner/chef yelled at me from the kitchen for 5 minutes-I was mortified.

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The owner/chef yelled at me from the kitchen for 5 minutes-I was mortified.

Cheers | May 7, 2007 05:22 PM

The other day we popped into a new Greek restaurant that had been open for only a few days. We ordered glasses of white wine and an order each of dolmades and calamari. The calamari was acceptable, if not rather rubbery. The dolmades were straight out of a can - you know the kind. You can buy the can for about $3.00 at any Greek or Italian store or at your local supermarket, for that matter. They are plain grape leaves stuffed with white rice and swimming in poor quality oil. Well, on our plate lay about half a can of dolmades, very cold from the fridge. The cost was $10.00. When the waitress came over to ask how the meal was I politely told her that I was very disappointed in the canned dolmades and the fact that they were so cold. She went back to the kitchen (which was an open kitchen for all patrons to see and hear) and immediately the chef/cook started yelling that I know nothing about Greek food, he always eats them cold, I shouldn't bother eating them then, etc. He kept this rant up for at least 5 minutes. It was directed solely at me. I was so embarrassed! We paid and got the heck out of there.
Was I wrong about dolmades?
If we are dissapointed in restaurant food and the waitress asks how we are enjoying the meal, shouldn't we reply honestly? What do you think I should have done?

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