Remember that contest I won over the radio a few days back? Well, I picked up my prize, a dinner for two at a restaurant at a 5 star hotel here in Dubai (worth 1,000 dhs or US$367). I called to reserve and inquire if I can take more than 1 person with me although it is written dinner for TWO. The husband and I do NOT have the confidence to eat all 1000 dhs worth of food in one single sitting! (Just FYI, we both suck at all you can eat style of dining, becoming full after appetizers!)
The restaurant told me no, only for TWO adults, or otherwise I we would have to pay for extra – but I wanted to take our daughter, is it ok? They said yes. The truth is I really wanted to take my mom too.
We went, we sat, we ordered, ate and got nauseated and you know what? The value of the voucher in relation to the prices of the food in the restaurant was deadly. The food was NOT expensive as I thought it would be! It means, we almost killed ourselves eating off soups in large bowls, 4 main dishes, a huge salad, 4 deserts, a tea, 2 appetizers and smoothies and juices. I felt guilty having to leave some food on the table as they did not allow take-aways.
The worst part?
The waitress who served us asked me why I didn’t take a troop with me. She said some people who won the same prize came in a group of 4 or 5 to make use of the whole amount so they won’t come out 5 kilos heavier.
Aww, man! I hate when you’re considerate enough to call and ask ahead and then find out later that you could actually do what you planned in the first place! But, WOW! You two really ate a lot!! 😛
Wow! That is what I call pigging out!
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OH NO! lol. I guess you talked to the wrong person when you called! lol I can’t believe they won’t let you take it home – leftovers. That stinks! And what? No pics???? lol
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That meal should last you a few days! What a BUMMER they wouldn’t allow you to take anything home! I wish you could have taken your mom, but maybe you saved her from being a glutton, too!
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congrats grace! ma imagine ko lang ang “FEAST”! hehehe…. ako adto- mamutos ko pag wa nag tanaw ang waitress!… post pud og pics
Oh no, that’s so frustrating. I’m sorry you couldn’t take your mom. I hope you enjoyed it though!
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ai kasayang…way klaro oi! waste kaau…
Aww, that’s a shame. Personally though I think all-you-can-eat is just too much of a waist-line disaster for me to ever risk it!
I feel the same way about all you can eat places. I love the Lol Cat…I’ve never been able to find one to fit a post! Good job.
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Aw geez. I would worry myself into a tizzy over the thought of all that food I could have gotten for free . hee hee. You could have taken your mom too… gggrrr…
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