Give yourself the gift of dining room dominance this New Year’s Eve with iPhone app Tip This 2.2 by Maitre d’ Malone. Weaponize yourself by launching powerful culinary buzzwords with aplomb. Tip This by Maitre d’ Malone pioneers the interactive gamification of dining out and is available for $2.99 USD in the Lifestyle category on the iTunes App store.
‘Stump the Smug Sommelier’ by asking “tell me, does this wine reflect the typicity of the region’s terroir?” Watch the staff warp into hyper-drive to please you and your guests. Give them but a glimpse of the bazooka at your disposal and you can expect fawning, freebies and visits from the chef and owner alike.
* Debate the merits of barrel aged tawny port vs bottle aged single vintage port … child’s play.
* Speculate on the foreign exchange implications of buying Bordeaux wine futures … bring it on!
* Do they know why their heroes Chef Escoffier and Maitre d’ Ritz were fired from the Savoy Hotel in London in 1897?
Because you now do. Early 2012 upgrades to Tip This by Maitre d’ Malone will allow users to converse, instantly converting rooms filled with strangers into communities of table hopping chums chatting, flirting, rating and comparing their dining experience in real time and more importantly in real life.
Safely, stately and securely fine dining is poised for a quantum leap of digital magnitude. Why ask a waiter what they’d recommend when there in hand is a twitter-like feed of candid comments about meals that have just left the kitchen while hapless managers in back rooms attempt damage control. No, no, no! Medium rare is supposed to be that red. That’s an industry standard mark up wine ya cheapskate!
Rated 4+, Tip This 2.2 is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices running iOS 4.0 or later.