Monday, 17 March 2008

Rocket and Fizz

Restaurant pretensions in North America continue to amuse. Spotted on a menu in British Columbia was a suggestion of wine to accompany the salad: Pol Roger Champagne at 120 Canadian dollars (around £60). It evoked the distant memory of a Thanksgiving Dinner at a restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. "Iced fork for your salad?" asked the waiter.