Chrissy Teigen and John Legend once spent $13,000 on wine by accident
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend once spent $13,000 on wine by accident
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Don’t you just hate it when you’re stuck in a restaurant so fancy that the waiter recommends a bottle of wine worth more than the cost of a British university education (before the Tories happened).

Then actually, because the wine is decidedly bang average, you just decide to leave half of it and it gets cleared away without you really noticing.

But you only realise your mistake when the waiter brings the bill, which shows the bottle cost $13,000.

So it becomes a funny anecdote that you tell later down the line – rather than a source of crippling regret and financial ruin.

It turns out that Chrissy Teigen and John Legend can relate too.

The cookbook author popped over to Twitter to ask her fans: “What’s the most expensive thing you’ve eaten that you thought sucked?”

In answer to her own question, the Cravings author and television personality relayed the story to her followers:

Naturally, the tweet drew some amused replies:

But some could relate:

Others suggested that this anecdote might just highlight some wider societal problems.

While some criticised the anecdote as being “tone deaf”, Teigen challenged this head-on, asking why she should have to play down her own experience.

Wherever he is, we wonder if that waiter got his tips.

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