Ive done this a couple of times...
The manager usually comes over after I place the order for 4 different entre's
Ive done this a couple of times...you go to a nice restaurant by yourself and with a notebook and camera. I start out by asking the waiter for three of his best apps. I take a bit of each one and after each bite I jot down a few notes in my notebook. I also take photos of each.
I've also done this with cocktails--order 3 different ones but only take a sip or two of each and take notes and pics
By the time you order they get suspicious that you are a critic. The manager usually comes over after I place the order for 4 different entre's and makes sure everything is "a-ok". For desert, the Manager and Chef magically arrive at my table wiht some recommendations and they bring a large platter which I sample.
The bill arrives wiht the chef's personal business card and I get charged for like one entre.
Anyone else done this?
Food critics don't sit down by themselves and order 3 apps and 4 entrees.