I've never *really* been to AOC. (Although I went to a "Sideways" publicity party at AOC last year and had some wine and cheese.)
As a non-oenophile, I would be going to AOC specifically for the food. As with any meal, I could give or take the wine... certainly when I hear about $14 per glass, I'd MUCH rather put that $14 towards another food plate, no question about it.
So my question to you hounds out there-- is AOC worth it if you go just for the food?
(Why do I have the feeling that the responses to this will be split squarely down oenophile/non-oenophile lines?)