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Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Quiz This Week

Last night was another easy night. I was closing and I got a first round of 4 tables then after only had two more. The restaurant is dead after 8:30 these mid week evenings. Fortunately though I had a 9 top that left me a very nice $66 on a $434 bill and another table that left me $28 on a $155 tab. At night's end , starting at 6:30 and getting out after the table of two campers left at 10:30 I walked out with $108. Not bad for 6 tables. We will see how tonight goes.

Here is the quiz.

1. Vitis Vinifera is the grape species from which all wines of Europe are made such as Chardonnay , Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon and others. In North America we have our own native grape varieties such as Concord , Vidal , Baco Noir to name a few. What is the North American species of grape varieties called?

2. What is the name of the insect that destroyed the European vineyards back in the 19th Century? For a bonus point what did the vitners do to correct the situation?

3. What is more sweet? Auslese , Spatlese , Kabinett , or Beerenauslese?

4. What course is served after the cheese in classical French cuisine?

5. The first Ritz Hotel was opened on June 15th 1898 in what city?

There you have it. Answers will be posted later in the evening.

6 comments:

Sous Gal said...

i think #4 is fruit? Otherwise..I'm no sommelier :)

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Sous Gal...good try and since you are the only one to try the quiz today you are in the lead.Lol

ranting chef said...

O.K lets see if I can do better than 1 this week

1. Vitis ....... or like that
2. if my old notes from college serve me well then I will say it was an American bug called Asterix and the wineo's did some joining of vines from your vines to the European vines called grafting, lets hope I paid attention back then....
3. Beerenauslese. they are all sweet and in different levels, I have enjoyed a few in my time in Germany and Switzerland......
4. Usually it would be followed by a Fruit or Dessert course.....
5. has to be Paris, France

so there you have it, off to work now.

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Ranting Chef...I would say that is pretty damn good!

ranting chef said...

I will have to agree with you.
till next Friday then.

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Ranting Chef...Have a great week! Thursday my time Friday Australia time how cool is that!