NOTHING like a group of City boys pitted against an American boyband to inspire an outpouring of competitive spirit in their orders, or so it would seem if the latest bill sent to The Capitalist is anything to go by.
The scene of the macho crime was soul food restaurant The Blues Kitchen in Camden, where the band in question were celebrating their first live show.
The Capitalist hears the thirsty drummer of the group ordered a bottle of Heaven Hill, an 18 year old Kentucky bourbon, which is normally only served by the glass.
Overhearing this order on the neighbouring table, our City party of five asked the waiter to promptly deliver a bottle of the same calibre, a steal at £1,700.
■ Tourists visiting Mayfair’s Fortnum & Mason store and the Goring hotel will be saying “green cheese” when next posing for photographs. Both are now stocking the first ever carbon neutral cheeses. The Winterdale Shaw and Oak Smoked, produced by Kent cheesemonger Winterdale, will be delivered in an electric car powered by solar panels to ensure that there are no carbon emissions. Owner of Winterdale Robin Betts explained: “We use morning milk and start the cheese-making process while it is still warm as this saves masses of energy.” The only problem now is where to find environmentally-friendly crackers.