Luxury Hotel Adds Pricey Water List
It used to be that the wine list was one way to judge the quality of a restaurant, these days you might want to look at the water list. What was once a simple choice between sparkling and still has evolved as restaurants and hotels expand their water options. Decanter reports that the London hotel Claridge's will offer a water list featuring 30 mineral water brands from around the world, including the pricey 420 Volcanic from New Zealand which is priced at £50 a liter. The staff can offer help on food matching, for example they say that Finé from Shuzenji, Japan has a slightly sweet taste and is perfect for sushi, while Welsh water Llanllyr's goes well with salads. My question is whether the rising concern about bottled waters will nip this trend in the bud or whether exotic bottled waters will become a treat for special occasions.