How not to “hussar” in a status restaurant and be satisfied: tips for any wallet
There are few people who do not like to visit restaurants. It always gives a festive mood and makes you feel status. But how to protect yourself from bitter disappointment that arises when the wallet remains empty, and instead of the joy of the dishes there is only an overflowing stomach and a feeling of annoyance? The material will discuss what dishes should and should not be preferred when visiting a restaurant, if you are planning a “budget” visit that does not hit the wallet.
1. Do not take meals that are three times cheaper in fast foods and taste better.
In a status restaurant, the cost of a pizza or a serving of ice cream can make such a stable expression as “a penny-eyed” materialize. Do not forget that you are in the institution of “some sort of mark-up category,” which means that you pay more for beautiful interiors than for food and cooking. If you want to eat pizza, then it is more reasonable to go to a time-tested pizzeria, where you will get guaranteed thin dough and great taste.
And if you definitely want to finish the evening with dessert, then go to another, now budgetary establishment. And the time to go and walk on foot will contribute to the fact that the food is partially digested, and you will be ready to receive the dessert (it is recommended to use the dessert 20-30 minutes after the main courses).
2. Do not plan on drinking a lot of alcohol.
As a rule, half a liter of beer is 3-4 times more expensive in a restaurant than in a store next door. A glass of vodka – 5-8 times. Sophisticated cocktails with fashionable names are also amazing with their value. Therefore, we can safely say that the most expensive dish in restaurants is alcohol. Always consider this when planning a budget for going to a restaurant. One glass of wine will be the most competent choice and keep your health.
In addition, not all establishments are ideally honest administration. It may be that in the wine of elite brands you can get a product of a local distillery. Buying alcohol in a restaurant always carries the risk of being deceived.
3. Do not take dishes from meat, which is included in the almost daily diet.
Why order chicken cutlets that cost as much in a restaurant as you give out at a company meat store for 3-4 kilograms of broiler chicken meat? It is much more reasonable to treat yourself to a meat dish that is not cooked in your home. It can be beef, lamb, veal. These types of meat are whimsical in cooking, so modern housewives rarely take on their creation.
The same goes for poultry: look for turkey or duck dishes on the menu. Thus, going to a restaurant will enrich your gastronomic experience and allow you to compare different types of meat. This is very useful information for the future for everyone.
4. Do not take the dishes that you already eat at home
To give preference in the restaurant is better for such dishes that you cannot cook at home yourself. It can be seafood dishes, sushi, meat dishes that are difficult to bake, national dishes that are prepared using technologies and equipment that you don’t have at home, such as Korean WOK dishes.
Just look, for example, on rolls with red fish in a restaurant to understand that only a professional chef can twist and cut them so subtly. Such dishes will always delight both the eye and the stomach.
5. Do not take meals that are guaranteed bloating
Such a dish, for example, as lasagna, is of interest by one name. But beware of pitfalls. In fact, this is a hell of a mixture of pasta with meat. And this means that by and large this giant word hides a giant burger (or a huge sandwich). That is, a portion of ravioli in the same restaurant will give you exactly the same gastronomic experience, and it will be 2-3 times cheaper. Such a dish will almost always cause bloating if followed by dessert.