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Man accidentally orders $3750 bottle of wine

$3750 bottle of wine
This is one of those times where choosing your words is so important.

Last week, Joe Lentini went for a business dinner at Bobby Flay's Steak at the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City and he asked his waitress for a wine recommendation for him and his dining companions.

So far, so simple.

The waitress suggested a bottle of Screaming Eagle Oakville 2011, Joe asked for the price. And here is where the misunderstanding arose.

"I asked the waitress if she could recommend something decent because I don't have experience with wine," Lentini told "She pointed to a bottle on the menu. I didn't have my glasses. I asked how much and she said, 'Thirty-seven fifty.'"

Joe (understandably) took that to mean $37.50 (€29.97). But when the bill came he and his friends got a bit of a shock when they saw the actual price of the bottle - $3750 (€2996). After some haggling with the restaurant, the diners agreed to split the discounted price of $2,200 (€1758) - still a hefty sum.

Meanwhile, the restaurant is maintaining the waitress did nothing wrong and was clear about the price. But Joe is backed up in his version of events by his fellow diners.

"Joe asked the price and she said 'thirty-seven fifty,' not 'three-thousand, seven-hundred and fifty,' which is what I would have said, so we all thought it was $37.50," said Don Chin. "When the bill came, "We all had a heart attack." As you would.

And as for the Joe's verdict on the accidental, very expensive vino? "It was okay. It was good. It wasn't great. It wasn't terrible. It was fine."


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