My daughters and I enjoy spending time taking in cultural events in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Minnesota Orchestra are two favorites. Last month we went out to lunch after a concert at the Minnesota Orchestra and to celebrate Leah's birthday we went to an upscale restaurant in Minneapolis.
We had a very lovely prix fixe meal that we all enjoyed and the service was outstanding. As we finished our lunch, however, Leah happened to overhear two kitchen staff arguing and using profane language! Can I just confess here and now that I was checking a voicemail on my telephone before we hit the road and when I am engaged in a task I am sometimes (okay, usually) oblivious to my surroundings? Emily was away from the table and I was preoccupied so Leah was the only one who was subjected to the kitchen outburst. It was bad enough that our server told them she had young customers at a nearby table and to please control themselves. Unfortunately, that didn't have much of an effect and our special lunch ended on a sour note.
Leah didn't inform me of the chefs' tirade until later in the day and so I wasn't able to say anything while we were at the restaurant. The more I thought about it, however, the more I felt I should express my displeasure with the manager and the owner of the restaurant. I sat down at my laptop and crafted a letter and mailed it off a couple days later. We had been waiting for a response, wondering what they would say and today we received our answer. A letter of apology and a $50.00 gift card for the girls and I to return and try again! We are all excited and willing to give the anonymous restaurant another chance.
I'm not sure that they serve diet food but sometimes you've got to splurge.