On our latest Tour, a further give-away to the true ‘rating’ of an island occurred to me as we went through our nightly sundowner ritual of pina coladas (for me) and the most bizarre cocktail concoctions that captured my wife’s fancy. The drink nibbles. There is quite a diversity of offerings and here is how they roughly break down (similar parallel in escalating quality to the ‘Welcome Treat’ distinction I already enumerated)…
- Basic (3 star) = None
- Smart (4 star) = peanuts, crisps, Bombay mix maybe
- Elegant (5 star) = olives, spiced nuts
- Luxury (5+ star) = prepared mini hors-d’oeuvres
I’m still on the hunt for the Best Drinks Nibbles in the Maldives.