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Dutch yachties rack up €13,098 bill in Vieste

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Dutch yachties rack up €13,098 bill in Vieste
The yachties sailed into Vieste and splashed out €13,098 on champagne and lobster. Photo: Wikipedia
09:28 CEST+02:00
Five Dutch yachties splashed out €13,098 after swilling champagne and eating lobster at a restaurant in the seaside town of Vieste, Puglia.

But there was no hostility when the bill, which included champagne at €2,600 a bottle, arrived.

“When the waiter handed them the bill, they responded with professionalism and courtesy,” Leonardo Vescera, the chef at the port-side restaurant, Capriccio, told La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno.

The sailors also stocked up on a few bottles of Krug champagne from the restaurant before returning to their megayacht, Vescara added.

“We shook hands and exchanged a few jokes,” he said.

"To some it may seem exaggerated to pay such a high price for dinner, but for them it’s the norm. It’s the same in places like Vieste, Porto Cervo, Portofino and Capri, we strive on this type of customer.”  

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