BILL OF THE WEEK

A generous client picked up this £1,102.50 tab for a gaggle of advertising executives last week as a long lunch ran into the afternoon and then evening in Soho’s Red Bar. In celebration of a new campaign launch, the group bought in a collection of food platters but the focus was more on the liquid diet side of matters. After sipping their way through two £195 bottles of Dom Perignon and pounding one £150 bottle of Belvedere vodka, the group followed up with a Sancerre, ten mojitos, five martinis and sixteen other cocktails. The bar could hardly have found a better target for the launch of its brand new, Mad Men-themed cocktail menu.