Sunday, July 10, 2011

Paul Ryan's $350 Bottles Of Fine Wine

Actually, he and his pals, caught on camera and confronted, had two.

At the swanky Bistro Bis restaurant, where a website gushes:

An award-winning destination restaurant in Downtown Washington, DC, Bistro Bis is the place to savor and be seen - where Capitol Hill powerbrokers and politicians enjoy innovative interpretations of classic French bistro cuisine.

Owned and operated by renowned Chef Jeffrey Buben, this non-smoking, downtown DC restaurant is next to The Hotel George on the slope of the world-famous Capitol Hill. Senators, congressman, celebrities, entertainers and leaders come to experience bold French fare in the refreshing ambiance and chic luxury of one of he most enticing restaurants in downtown Washington, DC
More from the account of the dinner, the confrontation and an interview subsequently, all at Talking Points Memo:
Susan Feinberg, an associate business professor at Rutgers, was at Bistro Bis celebrating her birthday with her husband that night. When she saw the label on the bottle of Jayer-Gilles 2004 Echezeaux Grand Cru Ryan's table had ordered, she quickly looked it up on the wine list and saw that it sold for an eye-popping $350, the most expensive wine in the house along with one other with the same pricetag.
If you're a fiscal hawk, life is good in DC.

If not full of contradiction - - a long way from Janesville, aina.


John Casper said...

Thanks James. The menu is written in French and the wine he ordered was IMPORTED. This isn't going to play well with the Tea Party or the rest of the country.

A. Wag said...

This story should play well in Janesville, though.

Betsey said...

What a classy way to speak to a woman in a fine French restaurant, "F*** her." Even if she approached their table and confronted Ryan. And which side is that hangs out with thugs?

Anonymous said...

I can see the attack ad now! We must continue to expose hypocrisy.

Anonymous said...

wtf is this 'aina' you seem to love using now Rowen?

James Rowen said...

Wtf? Really/ Get thee out of the heat, to a bubbler.