Question: Have you ever been to a restaurant that someone recommended to you, but you didn’t like it?
You know what I mean. You read a glowing review of the place. Friends of yours went there and raved about it. You went to the restaurant, and all around you were people happily enjoying their meals.
The entree you wanted was sold out, and your waiter was surly. You didn’t stay for dessert, and the bill was for ten times what any sane person would pay for a meal.
Okay, so maybe it was just one bad night, right?
So, you go back to the restaurant, because the waiter was probably in a bad mood because the head chef was out sick. I mean, it could happen, right?
You go back. It must be you. I mean, everyone says this place is the best.
The second time, your appetizer is cold and your drinks are watered down.
Now, maybe you just ordered the wrong drink or didn’t realize that particular appetizer was meant to be served cold – after all, who really understands molecular gastronomy, anyway? But again, you’ve skipped dessert and the bill is outrageous by any standard.
A sane person would stop dining at such a restaurant.
The question is, where do I eat now?