Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Omani water not posh enough
A recent trend in Oman's more posh restaurant: serving exclusive or designer still water.
We went to lunch at The Chedi on the second day of eid. The waiter served us water from a brand I've never seen before. When I asked to see the bottle it turned out to be Speyside Glenlivet "quality" Scottish mineral water. When we were done with our bottle I asked the waiter if we can get some local mineral water instead. Quality or not, it didn't taste any different than any other water and didn't justify being 3 rials a bottle. The waiter disappeared for 5 minutes and came back to apologize that "we don't serve local water."
How very uncouth of me to ask.