The restaurant management’s response to the situation is winning hearts everywhere
Making and selling wines is a costly affair. Depending on the type, region and years spent fermenting the beverage, some are reasonably priced, while others go up till thousands of dollars. With restaurants serving a mix of both, it’s important for the bearers to know the difference. Unfortunately for one hapless waiter, it turned out to be some truly expensive wine he was pouring for a lucky patron at an upscale British steakhouse in Manchester. He accidentally poured out a glass of 4,500 pound (Rs 4 lakhs) bottle of red wine.
The customer had asked for the 2001 Chateau Pichon Longueville Contesse de Lalande – a 260 pounds bottle of red wine, but the bearer mistakenly served him a “rare” 2001 Chateau le Pin Pomerol. When the patron polished that off and requested a second bottle, the mortified server discovered it was a one-of-a-kind bottle.
The restaurant management took to Twitter to share the news . “To the customer who accidentally got given a bottle of Chateau le Pin Pomerol 2001, which is £4500 on our menu, last night – hope you enjoyed your evening! To the member of staff who accidentally gave it away, chin up! One-off mistakes happen and we love you anyway,” @HawksmoorMCR tweets. The tweet won many hearts appreciating the management’s understanding nature about the waiter’s mistake.