Help me not embarrass myself at my first time going on a date at a fine dining establishment
I am in my late twenties, I have a reservation for me and my date (our 3rd date) to go to G Michael's Bistro(menu link)
this Saturday. here
is the yelp review.
In general what kinds of things can I avoid doing so I won't look like a noob?
What kinds of things can I do to look like an expert fine dining patron?
I am actually looking for expert tips, like will there be a "concierge", and if so can I tip him ($20?) and get the best seat in the house/extra good treatment?
It seems that most people pay about 50 dollars a person for the meal?
I have no problem paying full price, but if easily feasible discounts are fine, Is there anyway fine dining patron experts get discounts that doesn't make them look cheap?
Which wine should I get so I don't look like a noob? For a party of 2 is a bottle too much? (I'm driving after)
We both don't eat meat, but we eat sea food. Any specific menu items you'd recommend?
How much should I really tip?
Wouldn't the servers appreciate it if I tip in cash?
How much of the food is actually going to be GFS/Ross foods?
Should I box up the inevitable leftovers at the end?
Should I ask to speak with the chef to compliment him if the food is good?
Out of curiosity, How much of the ingredients will probably be of GFS/Ross foods quality?
What other tips or advice do you have? anything is appreciated, it's my first time! :)