Picture the scene. It’s a first date and you’ve for some reason gone for Spaghetti whilst wearing the whitest top known to man – disaster is inevitable.
While you may be able to excuse yourself and frantically dab away at the stain (always dab never rub) which seems like it should be visible from the moon, the chances are that it’s too late and you just have to embrace the situation or hope that your companion is equally as bad at getting food into their mouth.
Hopefully that is just a nightmare and you can wake up and practice eating Spaghetti without coating your attire before your date.
But for those that are truly living in fear of this scenario, and research suggests it’s a quarter of Brits, there’s now a helping hand from Deliveroo and Three’s rewards app Wuntu, who have launched a virtual dining experience on the Southbank that’ll teach people how to eat with Italian dining etiquette experts based in Milan.
According to research from Deliveroo and Three’s Wuntu, Spaghetti is the number one ‘out of bounds’ dish, followed by Ribs, Spaghetti Carbonara, Lobster, and Langoustines.
Although these dishes leave many Brits in a cold sweat when faced with them on a date, foods such as salads, tofu, and sausage and mash are deemed safe.
To combat this there’s going to be a two-day virtual dinner experience that will utilise Three’s Feel at Home roaming service that allows users to use their phone abroad in 42 destinations worldwide at no extra cost.
Rossopomodoro, one of Italy’s leading restaurant groups born in Naples is to be an exclusive partner of Deliveroo through the virtual dining event, where diners will be having a long-distance dining experience.
Gianni Scotto di Carlo – Rossopomodoro UK Head Pizzaiuolo said: “We have designed a menu together with our colleagues in Milan to offer a sample of our different flavours and Italian Napoli based heritage. During the week of the virtual dining event we will be delighted to offer our special cuisine to all delivery customers from all our 8 restaurants in London.”
So gather round all you messy eaters because you’re about to get a virtual love lesson (their words not mine) that’ll educate you on the art of Italian dining. Experts from Milan, in eating food without throwing everywhere, will virtually date Brits and share wisdom and skills in a home from home virtual lesson.
Anyone that is interested in participating can sign up here.