menu item: drinks for the kitchen?
We recently noticed the option to buy drinks for the kitchen on some menus. I've attached pdfs of 2 of them. Have you seen this anywhere? Where/when did this start? odd, no?
edit: cant attach pdfs. here are links to restaurants. btw, we've had very good meals at both.
(click to see it on PDF
(open dinner menu)
I have never seen such.
However, as we dine as a couple most often, and love our wines, we often have more, than we can safely drink.
Depending on the situation, we often offer the remainder, of maybe three bottles, to the staff.
Once, our server commented on the Montrachet that we were having. We quickly invited her to share a glass, to experience a big, French Chard.
Not that long ago, we ordered a very special Pinot Noir. Even the sommelier, who was serving us that night, had never tasted it, nor had the service captain, who did not even know that it had been added to the wine list. Each got a glass.
If I have done a BYOW (not very often), the sommelier, the chef, and the owner (if different than the chef), all get a glass.
Guess that it is similar, but have just never seen an option to provide the kitchen with a "drink." Think that I might do so AFTER my meal, and not before, but that is just me.