And this is the one day you should never visit a restaurant
If there’s anyone who knows how to cook, it’s Gordon Ramsay. The foul-mouthed chef has no trouble conjuring up the most exquisite of dishes, but he’s also your man when it comes to simple recipes. That’s why we were curious about his recommendations when it comes to visiting restaurants; what are some dos and don’ts in his personal dining guide?
Gordon Ramsay shares some valuable tips.
Although Gordon has quite a mouth on him, he’s also a pretty nice and reasonable guy. In an interview with Town and Country he shared what you should and shouldn’t do in a restaurant. For example; what should you do when you are served a lousy meal? And what should you definitely not order in a restaurant?
Should you ask the waiter for a recommendation?
Gordon says that although it does depend on the restaurant, most waiters will have tasted most of the dishes on the menu, and will know what the chefs do or don’t put in to them. He also tells that he himself has gotten some valuable recommendations from serving staff in restaurants throughout the years.
What should you never order in a restaurant?
According to Gordon you should really think twice before ordering the “soup du jour” or: the soup of the day. Some restaurants try to appear exclusive by boasting a soup of the day, but it’s not unthinkable that it’s simply a soup of the month. Gordon gives the tip of asking the waiter what yesterday’s soup of the day was; that way you’ll know.
What should you do if you are served a bad meal?
One thing is simple according to Gordon: the customer is king. “You are going out for a special night, so if it’s an unsatisfactory experience, take the opportunity to let the staff know so that they can rectify it then and in the future,” he says. But he also think that you should always compliment the serving staff if you had an excellent meal. “Don’t be shy either way.”
Are Valentine’s Day menus a trap?
“Valentine’s Day is the worst day of the year to go out,” Gordon tells Town and Country. Busy kitchens with loads of diners means you don’t really get the true experience of a restaurant, according to him. He thinks people should be cooking romantic meals on Valentine’s Day themselves. “What’s more romantic than a meal cooked for your partner with a good bottle of wine?”
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Source: Town and Country | Image: Videostill YouTube Gordon Ramsay