Having trust in the wine list is imperative and if the restaurant does have a wine waiter
or sommelier, engage with them and give them a few parameters, such as what you normally drink, what you have chosen off the menu and a price bracket - this is key - and they should get you a decent glass, maybe something you haven't tried before.
Anton prefers the phrase "relaxed, modern dining" to "fine dining" - and explained: "I don't want a restaurant which is stiff and formal, and where a wine waiter
is pouring water for you every five seconds.
And our wine waiter
was charmingly passionate about his job, taking time to explain each of our pairings and answer any questions.
The team at Cambium were a joy, especially the wine waiter
, who had a clear passion for his job.
I well remember the Spanish wine waiter
who used to be there during the 1960s when we used to go there on Saturday nights for a steak and chips meal.
The snap in the tackle, the crackle in the atmosphere, the popping of Premier League egos, the rejected hero up front, the bandaged centre-half spilling more claret than a drunken wine waiter
Twenty-seven other service awards were presented, and those of 10 years or more went to: Mr Marcello Casera, wine waiter
, 18 years; Mr Patrick Hudson, head chef, 13; Mrs Mavis Scholes, maid, 12; Mrs Eileen Murphy, maid, 10; Mrs Mary Rychter, kitchen assistant, 10; Mrs Audrey Broadbent, head waitress, 11.
Our enthusiastic and informed wine waiter
explained why a glass of Ancre Hill Sparkling Rose from Wales made the perfect accompaniment for crab, and he was right.
He was offered the post of wine waiter
and after a few weeks, he encouraged Eileen to apply for a waitressing job.
Winning several service awards, such as the Best Wine Waiter
of the Region award at a competition organised by Orient Lanka at the Hotel Swiss in Kandy, Kumara has time and time again been recognised for his potential and good works.
It's a great treat to eat and drink from such a variety but it counts for nothing if the kitchen, and the wine waiter
, can't pull it off.
The show uncovers that the Louis Volant who won the medal for an act of wartime bravery is not related to her and the keepsake treasured by her aunt is not an award for bravery, but probably a badge from the former wine waiter
's trade union.