Swank L.A. bistro has entire menu devoted to bottled water
Los Angeles gets a bad rap, certainly, though much of it may be unfair.
For every greasy studio exec and real housewive are probably a thousand hardworking, genuine Americans. Hollywood may seem like L.A., but it’s a district of only 65 square kilometres – just 0.000005 per cent of the size of the entire City of Angels.
Still, come on, L.A. How do you expect us to defend you with things like this floating out there?
Indeed, every Tinseltown detractor, pile on here, because recently spotted at a posh L.A. eatery was an exercise unparalleled in hoity-toityness: a menu especially reserved for bottled waters.
As posted on the personal blog of Mary Pilon, a Wall Street Journal reporter, the unnamed restaurant boasts a list of nine speciality bottled waters, each insanely pricy but accompanied by a romantic description.
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For instance, still water imported from the U.K. named “Hildon” is described as so: “Hildon Natural Mineral Water comes from beneath the chalk hills of the beautiful Hampshire countryside in the South of England. The water is wholesome, naturally filtered and crystal-clear. It is naturally low in sodium.”
Or, perhaps you’re a water aficionado and prefer the sparkling water “Badoit,” which, thanks to “limited” annual output, is “one of the most sought-after brands among (water) connoisseurs.”
Each bottle, as you might imagine, is expensive. Including a regular old 750 mL bottle of Evian, all waters are $11 each at the restaurant, with the exclusion of Spain’s “ancient” Vichy Catalan, which costs $12 and would only be a bargain if it came served cold and with a $10 bill.
What’s the most you’ve ever paid for a bottle of water?
By Jason Buckland, MSN Money
Posted by: Jack | Sep 7, 2021 4:47:56 AM
I have never paid for bottled water. Why would I buy bottled water when I get it from my kitchen tap for 20.23 cents per cubic metre? Damn, I should start a business selling bottled air and charge $10 per 100scf.
Posted by: cuckholddon | Sep 7, 2021 10:55:16 PM
Bottled water is a scam allready--& I guess there are "enough" rich suckers to support this(as incredible as it sounds)!
Jack--You might want to market your air as fresh mountian air --Folks will buy if you market it well!!
Posted by: Jack | Sep 8, 2021 8:03:51 PM
@cuckholddon... Thanks for the advice. Yes, it is all in the marketing. I just might do that!