Posted Oct 4, 2015 on Hotels
The village of EZE is simply magical. The use of truly ancient buildings with all their lovely quirks is just brilliant. The view from the hotel is impossibly beautiful and dramatic. The people who work there are invariably kind, considerate and helpful. The price of the room and location is absolutely worth it.
We knew we were in trouble at dinner when the middle of the road champagne cost $28 a glass… Ultimately with this one bottle of this modest white wine and a glass of champagne each, the meal came to E 522, or about $ 600. Had the meal been wonderful I probably would have chalked this up to a unique memorable experience in one of the most beautiful places on the planet, but the meal was pretentious art food that simply didn't work. I don't remember a time when I felt more the metaphor of The Emperor's New Clothes. It seemed like a bunch of guys would have to come out from the bathrooms explaining that this had all been a scenario for Candid Camera, so ridiculous was the chasm between cost and enjoyment.
In Eze, you're kind of over a barrel for meals…there aren't many choices, and this night there was a biblical rain falling to keep us where we were.
Ultimately I found this experience to be unconscionably exploitive… had the food been as exceptional as the price I would have been philosophical, but that was not at all the case.