Recently while on a winter visit to Palm Beach we decided to try a local restaurant. It is a Palm Beach outpost of a well known Miami chef, fried chicken enthusiast and occasional Top Chef judge. When I made the reservation I was asked if it was a special occasion. I told them it was my SO’s birthday, but made no special requests of any kind.
The meal was excellent. Service exceptional. Shortly after the dessert arrived so did a plate with two sad looking store bought mini red-velvet cupcakes. The kind of things you find at bad office parties. And they were stale. It was a total contrast with the quality our evening. But thought them cute appreciated the gesture. It was fun.
However when the check arrived the birthday cup cakes went from cute to pathetic. Much to my dismay this stale offering, which was not requested, appeared on the bill. It wasn’t a huge amount. I couldn’t be bothered talking to the manager it would have been a waste of time after a nice evening. But it did leave us feeling that place was incredibly cheep. Perhaps even taking advantage of customers.
I’ve never encountered anything like this before. Has anyone else?