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?
Portions of this episode were shot at a favorite location of Hollywood stars -- Perino's, on Wilshire Bvld. After over 50 years of business, the restaurant permanently closed its doors just a few years later (in 1986). See more
When Mr. Gerard advises his lover Eve to travel to Europe, they hug, with several continuity errors with position of her arms from shot to shot. See more
Are you a lieutenant with the American Army?
Ah, no sir. Los Angeles Police.
Homicide, right, Lieutenant?
That's right, ma'am.
Ah, there was a murder movie on the plane. Brilliant.
This Old Man
Traditional children's marching song.
Heard on sountrack during two restaurant scenes and whistled by Peter Falk. See more