Chit Chat Very romantic drink

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by helenheaven, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. helenheaven

    helenheaven Premium Member

    NEW YORK: Drinkers might want to keep a clear head when ordering a martini at New York's historic Algonquin Hotel or they might pay $US10,000 ($NZ14,110) for that cold sip.


    The hotel, where famed wit Dorothy Parker and fellow literary lights at the Round Table imbibed, offers a $US10,000 martini, complete with a loose diamond at the bottom.

    No one has ordered one yet, in the martini's first week on the menu, but the hotel hopes some romantic soul will buy one any day now.

    "We haven't had any buyers yet, but a lot of people are talking about it," Anthony Melchiorri, the hotel's general manager, said yesterday.

    The drink is designed to fit with tradition at the Algonquin, where Round Table members including Parker, writer Robert Benchley, playwright George S Kaufman and The New Yorker magazine founder Harold Ross gathered regularly.

    Today, Parker's ode to the martini adorns hotel napkins: "I love a martini – but two at the most. Three I'm under the table; Four, I'm under the host."

    Parker's response to the $US10,000 martini might be mixed, the manager conceded.

    "I think she would like the idea so long as she'd get to drink it," he said. "I don't think she'd care about the diamond, but she'd care about the martini."

    Fear not, the manager added, no one can really order the martini by mistake. The tipple requires 72 hours' notice, and buyers meet a jeweller to select a gem and with hotel staff to ensure the cocktail is delivered to the right table.

    Thanks, when it's happy hour I'll have 2
     
  2. Zsandmann

    Zsandmann Premium Member

    Wow! And to think I proposed to my wife at the Star Wars: Episode II premere. I just wasnt thinking big enough.

    Ok start the laughing I know Im a dork.
     
  3. Mizar

    Mizar Premium Member

    Nah its ok zandman. I have always envisiond if I get married proposing to her at the end of the Nutcracker Balet by Tchaikovsky . the song is Pas de Deux. Its very romantic and even has a cheering crowd in it at one part.

    Edit: Music is my life and can't stand spelling a composers name wrong
     
  4. Bleys

    Bleys Phoenix Takes Flight Staff Member

    Not a dork - sweet is the first thing that came to mind. Romance never needs a specific time or place, just that special someone to share a special moment.

    B.
     
  5. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    So what happens if she swallows it?

    Do they get a new one?

    Or is it time to.....well, im gonna leave that up to your imagination.

    ---pineapple