We have good friends whom we enjoy going out to eat with because they always find interesting places for us to meet for dinner. We have a good time and the food always meets our expectation, but we have a problem when it comes to paying the bill. They are big eaters, they love to eat. My wife and I love good food but we rarely have a first course and never have dessert or coffee. We’re good for a glass or two of house wine, but our friends insist on ordering “the perfect pairing” for what they’ve ordered and that often entails ordering more than one bottle of wine.
The problem is that splitting the bill fifty-fifty isn’t fair. How can we resolve this dilemma and still remain friends?