So we went away for the weekend (it was a long weekend for us Canadians) and we went to Stowe. Long story short, we had dinner at an Italian restaurant, and my entree was 2 inches of olive oil soaked pasta with some chicken and pine nuts. I tried to eat what I could, but left a lot. Had I wanted an olive oil bath, I would have gone to a spa. When the waiter took my plate, I mentioned that the dish had way too much oil, he kind of grunted but said nothing else. We had coffee and a great desset, hubbie paid the bill and we left. When we were back at the inn, I asked him how much dinner was and he said the food was $52. Ummm what? 2 apps, 2 entrees, 2 desserts, one child's meal - we also had a half bottle of wine - (but that was a separate tab). Now I have to assume they comped my entree and maybe even dessert. There is no way that everything we ordered was only $52 (the apps themselves were $8-9). Now my question is- would the waiter or owner or someone not have mentioned that they were comping part of the meal? I've never had that happen where they don't tell you they're doing something nice.
By the way, this nice place was Trattoria La Festa in Stowe, Vt (just to give them a plug since they were so nice).