Man left with $600 check after misreading menu at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant

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When it comes to the world of gourmet dining, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay rules supreme. But one eager diner, Jeffrey Paige, found himself embroiled in a culinary misadventure that is making headlines.

Venturing into the heart of Virgin Atlantic City, Jeffrey and his girlfriend decided to bask in the post-pandemic world by dining at the legendary 56-year-old chef's steakhouse. While many flock to this culinary haven for its ambiance, it was the mouth-watering allure of American Wagyu that beckoned Jeffrey.

However, as fate and fine print would have it, Jeffrey's eyes landed on the Triple Seared Japanese A5, famously dubbed as Kobe. For those not in the loop, Kobe beef isn't just any cut; it's celebrated as the crème de la crème of steaks.

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The couple visited Ramsey's Steakhouse in Virgin Atlantic City. Credit: Robert Alexander / Getty

Enthusiastically recalling his experience, Jeffrey took to Reddit saying, "I had never had real deal Kobe. It was like nothing else you’ll ever have. Melt in your mouth delicious." The dinner tableau was enriched with Chef Ramsay's iconic beef Wellington, a first-time delight for Jeffrey's girlfriend, coupled with an assortment of sides and appetizers.

As Jeffrey fondly recounted, "All in all an amazing meal and we were glad we could support the restaurant and its staff during these challenging times."

However, it wasn't just the exquisite taste that left him in awe, but also the perceived bargain he believed he snagged: Kobe beef at a price he mistakenly thought was cheaper than Wagyu. But, as the saying goes, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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Ramsay preparing a beef Wellington dish at one of his restaurants. Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty

When the check came, reality set in. Instead of paying $35 for four ounces of Kobe, the price was a staggering $35 per ounce! Quick math? An eye-watering bill exceeding $600.

Yet, true to the spirit of a culinary connoisseur, Jeffrey gracefully took ownership of the pricey oversight. Sharing his sentiments with The Mirror, he revealed, "My family and I are huge Gordon Ramsay fans... The steak and the experience were unforgettable, and if I had to make this blunder at any restaurant in the world, I’m glad it was at Chef Ramsay's."

In the ever-evolving tapestry of dining tales, Jeffrey's experience serves as a delightful, albeit expensive, reminder: always double-check the menu. Though, as most gourmet lovers would argue, some experiences, no matter the price, are truly invaluable.

Featured image credit: SOPA Images / Getty

Man left with $600 check after misreading menu at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant

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By VT

Article saved!Article saved!

When it comes to the world of gourmet dining, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay rules supreme. But one eager diner, Jeffrey Paige, found himself embroiled in a culinary misadventure that is making headlines.

Venturing into the heart of Virgin Atlantic City, Jeffrey and his girlfriend decided to bask in the post-pandemic world by dining at the legendary 56-year-old chef's steakhouse. While many flock to this culinary haven for its ambiance, it was the mouth-watering allure of American Wagyu that beckoned Jeffrey.

However, as fate and fine print would have it, Jeffrey's eyes landed on the Triple Seared Japanese A5, famously dubbed as Kobe. For those not in the loop, Kobe beef isn't just any cut; it's celebrated as the crème de la crème of steaks.

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The couple visited Ramsey's Steakhouse in Virgin Atlantic City. Credit: Robert Alexander / Getty

Enthusiastically recalling his experience, Jeffrey took to Reddit saying, "I had never had real deal Kobe. It was like nothing else you’ll ever have. Melt in your mouth delicious." The dinner tableau was enriched with Chef Ramsay's iconic beef Wellington, a first-time delight for Jeffrey's girlfriend, coupled with an assortment of sides and appetizers.

As Jeffrey fondly recounted, "All in all an amazing meal and we were glad we could support the restaurant and its staff during these challenging times."

However, it wasn't just the exquisite taste that left him in awe, but also the perceived bargain he believed he snagged: Kobe beef at a price he mistakenly thought was cheaper than Wagyu. But, as the saying goes, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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Ramsay preparing a beef Wellington dish at one of his restaurants. Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty

When the check came, reality set in. Instead of paying $35 for four ounces of Kobe, the price was a staggering $35 per ounce! Quick math? An eye-watering bill exceeding $600.

Yet, true to the spirit of a culinary connoisseur, Jeffrey gracefully took ownership of the pricey oversight. Sharing his sentiments with The Mirror, he revealed, "My family and I are huge Gordon Ramsay fans... The steak and the experience were unforgettable, and if I had to make this blunder at any restaurant in the world, I’m glad it was at Chef Ramsay's."

In the ever-evolving tapestry of dining tales, Jeffrey's experience serves as a delightful, albeit expensive, reminder: always double-check the menu. Though, as most gourmet lovers would argue, some experiences, no matter the price, are truly invaluable.

Featured image credit: SOPA Images / Getty