There´s no such thing as free champagne
The problem is, in Dubai, one begins to think that there is. Granted, most of the time it´s nasty sparkling wine rather than the real deal, but hell, it´s still free. Except, the other night, it wasn´t.
We were dining at Rivington Grill upon the occasion of GDR´s happy birthday. Champagne was ordered by the other table, and we went along with the flow, commiting the cardinal sin of not looking at the price list first.
And then? Then we were hit with a Dhs1,075* champagne bill. At least there were seven of us to divide it among. Not a lot more to say really. I think PS and LB summed it up best in the following conversation:
PS: I don´t even like champagne. It tastes like piss with bubbles in it.
LB: We always thought there was something a bit fishy about that champagne.
* I blush, but yes, that is about R2,400.