Quaintville, CT 01234
Manager, Devoidov Manors
123 Main St
Shoretown, CT 87654
I was recently at an event (a retirement party) at Devoidov Manors. The food was good and the atmosphere generally comfortable; however, I feel it is my duty to inform you of an unpleasant experience that evening.
Your wait-staff is in the habit of clearing plates in such a manner that they set up a clearing station (a tray on a stand) immediately next to the guests (who are trying to listen to the retirement speeches and whatnot); they then proceed to bring plates to this station and scrape their contents onto one plate so that they can make a gigantic stack of empty plates to carry to the kitchen.
It is the most unappetizing thing I have ever witnessed at a banquet hall.
Having just finished my meal, I was forced to watch about 40 plates being scraped in this manner, the gnawed/hacked prime rib bones and leftover gravy of other people's plates dripping and falling from a plate held sideways about 5 feet away from my face.
After bringing the loaded tray to the kitchen, the staff returned to continue in this way until all of the tables were cleared, each time setting up their stations at various points among the seated guests.
I know this was not an isolated incident, as I witnessed the exact same practice a year ago at a party, which I had forgotten about until I was reminded; furthermore, this behavior was discussed by numerous guests at my table and nearby tables, all of whom were disgusted. It definitely reflected on our opinion of your establishment.
I feel I speak for many when I say that I would much prefer the hustle & bustle of repeated trips to the kitchen over the sight of leftover vegetables, gravy, and meat bones dripping off of a plate. Little details like this make the difference between a memorable, classy evening and an unpleasant one.
Thank you for your time.
We'll see if I get a reply; I often don't. See more of my Poison Quillwork here:
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