I've considered this before but last night really made me wonder.
We were having dinner at a nice little bistro last night and passing by the kitchen I happened to notice a tub of what was very obviously all the little pads of leftover butter that they put out with the bread basket.
As is common, the bread basket is served with a plate of butter curls and this restaurant gathers the leftovers to, I assume cook with.
I've wondered about this before, esp when you receive a ramkin filled with butter and sometimes is hardly touched.
I can appreciate that it would be quite wasteful and expensive to throw it out but it also does not sit well with me.
Is this a common thing in restaurants??
I suppose worse things have been known to occur behind the scenes but is this an acceptable practice to you?