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Waitress mistakenly serves $5,800 wine. Twitter applauds eatery’s response

Hawksmoor founder Will Beckett, while speaking to BBC, said that a manager from another branch was helping the waitress on a busy day and picked up the bottle by mistake.

it's viral Updated: May 17, 2019 18:00 IST
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The customer ordered a bottle of 2001 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande worth $335. (Twitter/@HawksmoorMCR)

A restaurant in the UK accidentally served a wine bottle worth $5,800 to a diner. The customer was dining at the Manchester branch of steak chain Hawksmoor and ordered a 2001 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, which is around $335. Instead, he was mistakenly served a much costlier wine - Chateau Le Pin, Pomerol, 2001.

Hawksmoor founder Will Beckett, while speaking to BBC, said that a manager from another branch was helping the waitress on a busy day and picked up the bottle by mistake.

“It was a very busy night at the restaurant and a very simple mistake. A member of staff picked up the wrong bottle, mistaking it for another Bordeaux of the same vintage”, said Irena Pogarcic of Kitchen Communications.

“The wine went out and was served to the customer. The customer didn’t know and it was only afterward that one of the managers picked up what had happened.”

The restaurant later tweeted that the customer “accidentally got given a bottle of Chateau Le Pin, Pomerol, 2001” and said it hoped they enjoyed their evening.

The restaurant also tweeted a photo of the two wines side by side, saying: “They look pretty similar OK?!”

Netizens applauded the restaurant for being understanding. Here are some of the comments:

The 2001 Chateau Le Pin features in the “rarities” section of Hawksmoor’s menu and is the most expensive item on the list.

(With inputs from IANS)

First Published: May 17, 2019 17:58 IST