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question on service

chris | Nov 24, 2008 06:04 AM

So I dined out the other day at a very nice French restaurant - they were running a special on three course meals for $35 - which was an excellent deal as this place would easily cost almost double that for the same amount of food normally.

Here's the thing....

I ordered a bottle of wine, a modestly priced $40 white from Alsace - not the cheapest (or even 10th cheapest - there's a lot of good buys at this place) thing on the menu - though obviously not pricey. When the waiter brought it out, I watched him cut the foil, uncork it, the pour me about 1/5 of a glass, my wife 1/5 of a glass and tell us "this bottle isn't cold enough, so I'll put it on ice for you" - and he then took it away.

I obviously looked puzzled, so he THEN showed me the bottle. I never got the cork and the entire wine ritual never happened. The bottle was kept in a bucket somewhat near the table.

The question to you good folks is, what - if anything - would you have done? Am I being overly picky in find this irritating/insulting?

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