Gordon Ramsay Revealed His Three Golden Rules For What To Order And NOT Order In A Restaurant

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When he isn’t busy having swear-offs with people like Kevin Spacey Gordon Ramsey is actually a tremendous source of information when it comes to food and restaurants.

For instance, in just the past few weeks Ramsey has taught us how to make the perfect burger and the secret to getting every delicious piece of meat from a lobster.

Plus, Scarlett Johansson has the hots for him, so he’s definitely a bro we need to learn from when it comes to living our best lives.

And now he’s back with some more beneficial advice, this time it’s about what we should and should NOT be ordering when we visit a restaurant.

Ramsey shared his three golden rules for dining out with The Daily Mail

The 50-year-old chef said customers should avoid specials, be suspicious of outlandish boasts and be prepared to haggle for their wine.

He said: ‘Specials are there to disappear throughout the evening. When they list 10 specials, that’s not special.’

That…actually makes a whole lot of sense.

On ordering wine, he says that in order to get the most reasonably priced bottles, customers should ask for the ‘bin end’ list – the bottles with scratched labels, vintages that are about to be rotated out or poor sellers that restaurants want to get rid of.

He said: ‘We have a fear about talking to sommeliers because you think you’re going to be ripped off. So get the sommelier to come up with a great glass or great bottle and give him a price. And make sure it’s under $30 (£23.50).’

Don’t know about you, but I didn’t even know that the “bin list” was a thing.

The father-of-four, who owns restaurants in London, America, Italy, France, Qatar, Hong Kong and Dubai, also says there are certain things he would never order off the menu.

‘When they turn around and tell me it is the ‘famous red lasagne,’ who made it famous?’ he demands.

‘They start coming up with these terminologies, saying “and the wicked, famous, best in the country profiteroles.” Who said that? Who named that?’

He’s right! Show us who called it famous besides the restaurant itself! We want to see the receipts.

Thanks, Gordon!

(We’re still going to eat Girl Scout cookies though, no matter what you think.)

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