Paul Gerard is a famous gourmet whose books about restaurants can decide the fate of a chef. In his way, Paul is a very powerful man, but Paul is threatened by Vittorio Rossi, the proprietor of a renowned restaurant, and one night, after a fight with Paul, Vittorio is poisoned by a bottle of wine he himself had uncorked. Lt. Columbo begins to investigate and we have no doubt that, between a steak and some Chinese dim sum, he will find out who killed Rossi, his motive, and the way he did it. Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
Did You Know?
One of the few episodes where the murderer attempts to kill Columbo. See more
The bottle of "Margaux" the nephew brings to the table by Vito's request is incorrect. A "Margaux" is a Bordeaux and would come in a Bordeaux-shaped bottle. The bottle the nephew brings is a Burgundy-shaped bottle. See more
Lieutenant, we're behind you, all of us. And I want you to know this: as long as you're on this case, you'll never go hungry.
This Old Man
Traditional children's marching song.
Heard on sountrack during two restaurant scenes and whistled by Peter Falk. See more