Originally Posted by GhettoRacingKid
+1 for cara.
they might have a somela (sp?) the wine snob person. they can give you good wine suggestions that go well with the meal your ordering.
oh, how unfortunate that you consider a sommelier to be a snob. When you consider the years of education they have, coupled with the ability to distinguish subtle nuances in flavours of countless wines, surely you can see they are an asset to a fine dining experience. Having knowledge and understanding of a product (or ability, or subject, etc) doesn't make you a snob, it just makes you knowledgeable.