Sunday, April 29, 2007

Old style service

The Plaza hotel in Buenos Aires was built in 1909. Now a Marriott property, the hotel still carries the original name and, I think, still provides the style of service most of us think of as out of style.

I ordered a glass of wine at the bar, and this is how it was served. The plate on the left holds potato chips, which I believe are made on the premises and are possibly the best chips I've ever had. There are almonds on the plate on the right, and in the middle is a small platter containing various cheeses and canapes.

Now that's service.

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