Sunday, 19. September 2010
This post comes under the “Chicken Soup for the Wine Lover’s Soul” category. We have visited family in Michigan the last couple of weeks. My brother likes to eat out and order or take wine. Dinners are great with wine, food and family. Last night we were eating at Mr. Paul’s Chophouse in Roseville, Michigan. My brother took three wines for the ten people at our long table; only four of us drank wine. We drank a California Pinot Noir first. It wasn’t memorable. Our second bottle was the Alabaster 2007 made from 100% Tinta de Toro. All the wine drinkers at the table as well as the wine steward liked this wine. Definitely ordering prime rib. Last wine opened was the Portfolio from California. That too was excellent.
While we were eating a long party flowed past our table to several tables in the back of the room. Minutes later a bride and groom ambled past. Our table began the applause and congratulations. My brother motioned to our server and ordered a Champagne to be sent to the bride and groom. Moments after it was delivered, the groom’s father came to our table very grateful for the champagne. He thanked my brother, a perfect stranger to this family. The bride and groom also came over to thank my brother who spoke quietly to the groom. Later when asked what he said, he replied that he told the groom to enjoy the Champagne and he hopes their marriage will be as happy as the 48 years that he and his wife have been married.
The bride and groom will probably remember many little things that happened on the day of their wedding. One of those memories and stories that they’ll share with others is how a stranger at the restaurant sent them a bottle of Champagne.