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What's with these cheese plates?

Coachboy | Oct 30, 200410:53 PM

As a cheese lover, I'm very happy about the increase in cheese options at US restaurants.

However, they need to start acting like they're not serving caviar...

First visit to AOC. Order the three cheese plate at $15 (factor in tax&tip=$20)...three tiny pieces, each devored in two small bites. Accompanied by two pieces of dried fruit and a couple nuts.

Campanile: Similar

Normans: Decent servings. The waitress gave us a sixth cheese (instead of five) and acted like she had just comped the meal.

I can go on, but won't.

In Europe, esp. France, its understood to be all you can eat. Take a restaurant like Astier in Paris, where they physically drop the cheese cart (tray, in this case) on your table. It's yours to choose as you wish.

I feel better now.



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