Had my first bad waiter experience tonight in Paris. Went to 6 Paul Bert, and ordered the "surprise" tasting menu, Then tried to order wine. I was looking at Riesling from Alsace, and one had a word attached to it that I wasnt familiar with, so I asked the waiter what it meant. Instead of answering my question he just informed me that Reisling was a sweet "dessert" wine and would not be good with dinner - I was sort of looking for a dry or off dry reisling, but my wife and I both like sweet wine too so whatever. I took a few minutes and then tried to order a Sancerre, something pretty certain to be dry, to mollify our waiter. He said that would be very acidic, - I told him that would be fine. He came back a few minutes later and gave me a spiel about how they are into natural wines and the wine i picked was too structured etc. And recommended me a wine, which at that point, of course I bought.
I was pretty pissed. 1st, shut up. 2nd, if you say a wine is too sweet and I order a dry wine, shut up. 3, if your going to be a dick about what wine you think your customers should be drinking with a "secret" tasting menu, which we are, by definition, unable to pair, offer a fucking wine pairing to go with it.