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Etiquette Question

yanks26dmb | Sep 6, 2011 08:25 PM

Two questions as I am somewhat of an inexperienced high-end (michelin starred) diner:

1. My girlfriend and I are going to an upscale French restaurant. We are doing the mutli-course tasting menu. My girlfriend doesn't drink alcohol. As such, I don't drink alcohol around her and obviously, we do not plan on doing the wine pairing or ordering any alcohol. Is this okay? Will we be looked down upon?

2. On the same trip, I am going out to dinner with a friend. He does drink alcohol and has a fairly extensive wine cellar. We too are doing a multi-course dinner at an upscale restaurant. He wants to bring a nice bottle for the entire dinner, rather than do the wine pairing. Is this bad etiquette?

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