Valentine’s Day dining: The good, the bad and the ugly

It’s all about happy endings, right?

One of my favorite Valentine’s memories is of the night I was working in a restaurant, trying not to lose my mind over the owner’s decision to offer one of the most ridiculous prix fixe packages ever conceived. (I can’t recall the actual menu, but there was a bottle of really cheap sparkling wine included in the deal and, I think, a couple of slices of stale chocolate cake.)

One of my tables was occupied by a particularly attractive couple who came into the dining room late, already well-lubricated and radiating hostility to each other. I was terrified that someone might get hit with the wine bottle, including me.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink