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per se's Sommelier is duplicitous

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per se's Sommelier is duplicitous

John Z | Nov 17, 2004 01:08 AM

The other night at per se, with two companions I had the Chef's menu. The sommelier presented me with several options. He offered nine different samples of wine to complement each course. Another option was to have three different full classes of wine. I inquired if I could have three samples of wine instead, and he agreed. My companions chose the same option. When we were already into our second sample he informed me that he was going to charge all of us for full glasses, even though we only had samples. The sommelier should have said initially, when he agreed to the three samples, that he would charge for full
glasses.We were charged $60.00 per person for the samples. The sommelier aparently went to The Bouley School of Cooking. Per se's reservation system is a gimick because it can be circumvented through AMEX.

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