Hi to all!
There are few question raised after my dinner last night at an Italian restaurant.
1. Bread (Olive oil bread dip) was cold. Everywhere I was dinning before I would always get, if not hot than nice warm bread. This one was cold. Did I miss something?
2. I ordered a glass of Pinot Noir and what I got was something sweet-ish. I'm not vino expert to be able recognize wine at the first look. But,even I ask the waitress if she can check if I really got wine I asked for, and she said "Yes" - what then to do? Ask for the bottle and compare? I don't want to pay $36 for a whole bottle to be sure I'll get what I want but I also don't want to pay for something I didn't order. Do I have to go next time with bottled beer with my swordfish? I know it's not common to get cheap wine instead the one you ordered, but how to prevent such a situation?
3. "Today's Special" was swordfish and I ordered it. I heard/read/watched so many times to NOT order daily special because in lot of cases it's actually food they have to get rid off ASAP. As Chef Symon said once "We have 400 pounds of shrimps. Run shrimps as special!!!". But I ordered it anyway to compare their swordfish with mine. I made several times swordfish and never was happy with result. But it was worse than mine. No golden crust or any other sign of frying or searing. White, watery, barely warm (while the plate was HOT), some parts salty while some not... Looks a lot like freshly prepared by Chef M(icrowave)... I would like to hear your opinion on Today's Special?