Dined out at Hawksmoor last night, where the crowd is wealthy, the steaks are enormous, and the cuts in government spending are happening in another world of which we know little.
When it came time to order final drinks, we saw this on the menu: the Shipwreck Apple Brandy. Truly insane, and the fact that the barrels were wrapped in Zulu bibles gave a nice imperial flourish.
On the other hand, it tasted like toilet water. Just goes to tell a good story isn’t everything.