Thursday, March 18, 2010
Brands by Eduardo Galeano
With a wave of the hand the customer declined the glass of tap water and summoned the sommelier, who read out a long list of bottled waters.
The table tried a few brands not well known in California, at about seven dollars a bottle.
While they ate, they went through several bottles. Amazonia from the Brazilian jungle was very good, and the Spanish water from the Pyrenees was excellent, but best of all was the French brand Eau de Robinet
The robinet is where they all came from: the faucet. The bottles, with labels made up by a friendly printer, had been filled in the kitchen.
The meal was filmed by a hidden camera in a chic Los Angeles restaurant. And Penn and Teller showed it on TV.