[QUOTE=Dopey;1126794] Sometime last week, we went to Wolfgang Puck for a plate of sushi. The chef was Asian, I assume he was Japanese. I ordered some sashimi. He didn’t understand, so I showed him on the menu. He took the menu from me and proceeded to “read” it upside down. When it made no sense to him, he went into the back and never came out again. Guess where we didn’t leave any money that night[/QUOTE]
What the **** is wrong with this world!!
I honestly have not had problems ordering sushi at Wolfgang Puck’s, but there’s always the possibility you’ll come across the one situation where it all goes to crap.
In fact, I think I told you over slushies about our less than stellar first waitress at Cali Grill last Sunday.
I wanted a rainbow roll, but without avocado or cucumber. I knew I’d have problems conveying my wishes to Yoshi through a third party (for good reason it turns out). I told her I’d order it directly and waitress insisted that she could do it. So I told her rainbow roll and before I could explain what I wanted, off she raced. Came back and said Yoshi wanted to know what my version was. It’s really off the rails now with waitress racing off several times before I had finished. I told her no avocado or cucumber and to fill the space with extra fake crab. She says they only use real crab and I said fine, basically I want an inside out California roll or a crab roll, just no cuc or avo. Again, she’s anticipating, not listening. Doesn’t really listen to the kinds of fish that are supposed to be on top to make it a rainbow roll.
So she goes to Yoshi who say she’ll make it, but she’s never seen a rainbow roll like this. I tell her that I got one from Yoshi in July and she starts arguing with me that Yoshi was on vacation in July. When the roll lands, I notice avocado and cucumber inside and only snapper and yellowtail on top.
Now I know why Yoshi said she never made anything like it, she hadn’t!
Fed up, I head straight for one of the floor managers who has already noticed me angrily getting up from the table as she asks me if there is a problem. I said, yes, there is a problem, and then explain what had happened. When asked how they could make this right, I said, let me just order it directly from Yoshi, as I’d intended. By the way, I never lost it or even raised my voice. As far as I was concerned, this was a speed bump that could be easily put behind all of us. What got me most was that this mistake roll was $22 worth of garbage because someone was in a hurry or was having a rough patch. I really don’t like wasting that much food.
Meanwhile, management decided to change waitresses, even though I was more than happy to finish the meal with the first waitress. And then I was embarrassed by the enhanced fawning over us in order to make sure we enjoyed our meal. But of course, everything was perfect and presented with smiles.
Did I mention that our original waitress seemed to be in a less than magic mood and looked like there were external issues on her mind. She sure didn’t look happy from the start.
Maybe I should have said inside out crab roll or California roll with no cucumber or avocado?