Monday, August 11, 2008

Restaurant Week Day 2

Table 51 is fighting with me about the Restaurant Week menu.

At Toro, RW dinner for 2 people includes 1 pincho per person and 5 tapas per person. The amount of food scales per the size of the party. These ladies minsunderstood my explanation, however, and tried to order 10 tapas total. I explain to them that a normal meal at Toro is usually 2-3 tapas each, so this amount of food is pretty much on target. They then begin to argue with me about whether Restaurant Week is actually a deal, thinking they've been had.

I determine the best way to put this all into perspective is to show them the normal (more expensive) menu and offer to move them to the bar to order off the normal menu if they like. They ultimately decide to stay.

Then they tell me that they expect each portion to come out specifically sized for 2 people. "That's what you just told us," they said.

"No, actually, that's not what I told you," I explain. My tone is polite and soft but the minute the words are out of my mouth, one of the women looks like her eyes are going to pop out of her head. Oops, guess that was the wrong thing to say.

Sweet Jesus, do people hate to be told when they're wrong.

And I totally hate Restaurant Week.

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