That's freaking crazy..... Kinda don't blame El Gaucho for monitoring them so closely.... but, yeah, provide cheap ones!Wow! Last time I was at El Gaucho the table next to us was being questioned on missing salt & pepper shakers. The server said she would have to pay for them out of pocket if they were missing. The guests at the table "found" the shakers in her purse.... I guess they have that issue often!
Re Screaming Eagle - We went a couple of years ago... the food was fine but, man, having dinner on a bed is logistically challenging and I fell asleep at one point (I'm not kidding you). The Spouse had to shake me awake!
Wine + rich food + a bed is a recipe for snooze-ville.
It was one of those places you try once.
We LOVE Bavaria. Great beer and tasty authentic German food. The owner is also a very nice guy who always comes over and talks to us.