My wife works in entertainment insurance, and one of her clients offered her two tickets to see the White Stripes/Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Greek tonight. I jumped at the chance of course, and we were planning to get a quick dinner at Fred 62 or somewhere like that before the show.
Today I found out that the client is going too, and he made reservations for himself and my wife and I at Vida before the show. I have no real problem with that, but my wife wasn't sure if the guy was meaning to pay for us, and she suggested that we pick up the check for him because he got us into the show.
First off, I've never been to Vida, I hear mixed things about it, any intelligence out there about what to order/what not to order? I hear the service is slow, is this true and should we try to get another dinner location so that we don't miss any of the concert?
And secondly, I don't know my etiquette in this situation, usually if someone makes a reservation for you and picks a place (and it's a general business related/reward type situation), wouldn't that mean that he means to pay? I thought it might be nice to get a good bottle of wine or something and bring that to dinner instead of offering to pay for the whole thing.
Anyone have any thoughts on this matter?