Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Mumbai: "The service was immaculate"

You may have missed this nice little story about a group of Britons, Irish and Indians who barricaded themselves in a restuarant in the Taj Mahal hotel when the attacks took place. According to Nick Hayward, a Brit who was there -

We all decided that even though we had alcohol within reach we wouldn’t touch it because it seemed like a bad idea to get drunk. But come 5am, we were fairly confident the police were going to get us out, so I marched over to the bar and found a bottle of vintage Cristal champagne and opened it and began pouring it into glasses.

Then the head waiter came rushing across to me and said, “No, no, you can’t do that!” and I said, 'Well we’re going to' and he said, 'No sir, those are the wrong type of glasses. I shall find you champagne flutes.'

And he did. The service was immaculate.


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