Trending News: Gordon Ramsay Reveals What You Should NEVER Order At A Restaurant
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Gordon Ramsay says you should always order wine off the ‘bin end’ list, never trust if something is ‘world famous,’ and for f*cks sakes, don’t order the special.
One thing’s for sure, Gordon Ramsay knows food. He has hit restaurants, three Michelin stars and a hugely successful TV show, Hell’s Kitchen, in addition to a new U.S. version of the show on the way, The F Word. Ramsay is probably the world’s most famous chef — so you can trust him when he says what not to do at a restaurant. Capeesh?
Ramsay shared three golden rules for eating out at a restaurant with The Daily Mail.
First, as chef Anthony Bourdain has stressed since his first book, Kitchen Confidential, stay the hell away from the specials.
“Specials are there to disappear throughout the evening,” Ramsay said. “When they list 10 specials, that’s not special.”
The next rule is one that I haven’t heard before. He says you should tell the sommelier to screw off with their wine recommendations. Instead, ask for the ‘bin end’ list.
On ordering wine, he says that in order to get the most reasonably priced bottles, customers should ask for the ‘bin end’ list – the bottles with scratched labels, vintages that are about to be rotated out or poor sellers that restaurants want to get rid of.
He said: “We have a fear about talking to sommeliers because you think you’re going to be ripped off. So get the sommelier to come up with a great glass or great bottle and give him a price. And make sure it’s under $30 (£23.50).”
And finally, unless you know for a fact that the dish you’re getting is world famous, it most likely isn’t.
‘When they turn around and tell me it is the ‘famous red lasagne,’ who made it famous?’ he demands.
‘They start coming up with these terminologies, saying “and the wicked, famous, best in the country profiteroles.” Who said that? Who named that?’
Ramsay left another tip: Always reserve a table of three or more. That way, if you’re two, you have room to stretch out.
So there you have it. And if you’re a big Ramsay fan, take his advice about making the perfect burgers this summer, because these look f*cking delicious.
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