Let someone else choose your meal at a restaurant

In my why section, I explain that the inspiration for this blog started as a result of choosing something different off of a menu. It forced me to try something I’d never normally try.

I still felt I was veering towards food I would like, so at a meal with some work colleagues, I decided to try something really different.

We played a game where you choose the meal for the person to your left. And so on round the table.

We briefed the waiter so that he would not repeat the order back so that we only knew what we were having when it arrived at the table. It was really quite exciting – not knowing what someone would order for you, and equally what the other person would think of the meal you’ve just chosen for them. It’s quite a conversation-starter.

I have played The Game know a couple of times – Paella (thanks Marcus!) and Pork Chop (thanks Craig!). Two things I probably would never have ordered, and was a nice change to the norm. I would say the food tasted nicer knowing the excitement and conversation it generated before the even came out.

Just be careful, it could go wrong. I ordered Bone Marrow for my colleague and didn’t go down well. And you may get something completely unusual….. Fried chicken and waffle anyone?!

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13 thoughts on “Let someone else choose your meal at a restaurant

  1. Erin

    Great game to do with a few friends but when we tried it the waiter didn’t understand the concept and repeated back everyone’s orders! Lol

  2. Bone marrow? Good heavens. I’m definitely not letting you choose for me! That’s brutal!

  3. Craig

    I LOVE fried chicken and waffles! Fantastic!

    Glad you enjoyed the challenge. As I mentioned, having the server pick is also a fun game.

  4. Mirna

    Thank you, Dominic. You chose the Paella for me and it was delicious! It was a different way of ordering dinner for me and I really had fun. We are going to try your game on some of our friends.

  5. Great idea! Knowing my husband he would order me something really spicy (I cant handle it at all) just to be mean…great marriage we have…honest lol I might try this next time I go out with friends – probably safer xB

    • Remember that all games have rules. I can’t eat nuts, and I choose not to eat fish. Those are my rules. Oh, and “the game” isn’t played during the dessert course – I’ve got a massive sweet tooth and it’s far to risky :o)

  6. Reblogged this on Comfortably Numb and commented:
    Seeing as it’s Motivation Monday….
    I honestly think this is one of the best blogs…EVER! lol Seriously…for us serious ones we really do need to take a leaf out of this guys book (or blog) and do something different…not even anything big or expensive..just different to what WE would normally do. It’s inspiring -and oh so simple. For some reason I cant reblog the ‘about’ page…cause it’s a page maybe? I dont know but I honestly reccommend you check it out for yourselves.
    xBx

  7. Thanks so much for your lovely comments.

  8. I did this! Last week we had a ‘date night’ and went to a restaurant which specialised in ‘exotic meats’ I ended up with Kangaroo steak AND zebra! ( http://comfortablynumb7.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/date-night/ ) Thanks for the idea 🙂

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