Glass Not Half Full

The half glass

When I go out for dinner I like a glass of wine. Or a glass and a half to be precise.  Yet in Brisbane it is very hard to find restaurants happy to serve a half glass of wine. For me, the advantages are clear why the half glass should feature on all good wine lists.

For the restaurateur it adds to the average wine spend, and for for diners, a glass and a half is a comfortable amount to drink and remain under the limit. It also allows you to try different wines and to match your wine to your course. I like to have a full glass of wine when I arrive and then order a half glass to match my main course.

New Farm Food operatives eat out often and always ask the question ‘can I have a half glass of wine?’. The recent strike rate is not good. So in the spirit of accentuating the positive, New Farm Food Stories initial Glass Half Full Award goes to  – The Continental Cafe.

They’re French, they have a loyal clientele and they serve a half glass.

The Continental Cafe

The campaign to embed the half glass starts today. Next time you are dining out, ask the question and begin to implant the idea in the minds of more restaurants. To kick along the campaign from next week we will start to name some of the refusniks. And please, send through your nominations for the Glass Half Full Award.

2 Comments

  1. Looking forward to following the campaign trail on this idea. Perhaps a map with restaurants in New Farm and, as followers report in their research, the half glass symbol beside it can be ticked or crossed .Ultimately we need to see the half glass icon become as common as all the other icons describing what restaurants offer.

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