Would you drink booze that was bottled in the 18th century? A famed Paris restaurant announced it will be auctioning off a bottle of Grande Fine Clos du Griffier Cognac that dates back to before the French Revolution: 1788, to be exact.
The restaurant in question, the Tour d'Argent, is one of the oldest and well-known restaurants in Paris, a "temple of haute cuisine," as The Washington Post describes them, with larger-than-life prices and microscopic dishes.
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The Tour d'Argent itself dates back to 1582, and claims be "the actual site where the fork was used for the first time on planet Earth." So, yeah... they're kind of a big deal. The venerable restaurant is known for its unchanging atmosphere and pomp throughout the ages. But now, facing some planned renovations, they are auctioning off some prized cooking appliances, large portion of their silver, glassware, and china collections, along with bottles from their wine cellar—dating back to 1850—and that ancient bottle of Cognac.