Friday, 11 September 2009

No prices

4th Aug '09: BERLIN
Pelin is a bar where there are no fixed prices: the customer leaves a donation of whatever they feel is fair for what they have consumed. We had read about the project on The Guardian website (where else?!) and wanted to visit.
We arrived to a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and were told to help ourselves to wine. A Brigitte Bardot/Serge Gainsborough film was playing on a big screen on the wall. Then the food began to come: soup, followed by lamb and spicy tomato rice. Had I not had crippling heart burn, it would have been delicious.
I left €20 for 2 glasses of wine and my half-eaten dinner. In general, I imagine people leave more than necessary, rather than be stingy.

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