Taking an Order
Ms Anderson is in the dining room and would like to place an order for the dinner menu. Her wait person, Janet, takes her order and makes a few recommendations.
Janet: Good evening, madam. I trust you've had a pleasant day. Would you like to see the menu?
Ms Anderson: Yes, thank you.
Janet: Here you are. Would you like to begin with something from the bar?
Ms Anderson: Yes, could I have a dry martini?
Janet: Certainly, madam.
Ms Anderson: (looking at the menu) What are the specials this evening?
Janet: There's pan seared tuna steak, sweet and sour shrimp, tip of sirloin with your choice of pepper corn sauce or sauteed mushrooms. We also have a vegetarian entree.
Ms Anderson: mmm ... Which would you recommend? The tuna steak or tip of sirloin?
Janet: They're both very tasty. However, the tuna is fresh from the market.
Ms Anderson: Wonderful. I'll have the tuna.
Janet: Very good, madam. May I bring you an appetizer as well? The gazpacho is very tasty.
Ms Anderson: I think I'd prefer the shrimp cocktail.
Janet: Excellent choice, and for your first course?
Ms Anderson: Oh, there's so much to choose from.
Janet: May I suggest the linguini al pesto?
Ms Anderson: Yes, that sounds fine.
Janet: Would you like to see the wine menu?
Ms Anderson: No, that's alright. I'd like to have some white wine. Something simple.
Janet: The pinot grigio would go well with your meal.
Ms Anderson: Very good, then. Pinot grigio it is.
Janet: Would you like to order your dessert now, madam?
Ms Anderson: Let's wait on that.
Janet: Certainly. I'll bring the dessert list later.
Ms Anderson: Thank you.
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By Kenneth Beare, About.com Guide