From a great article from Epicurious about how to tip/bribe your way into the most exclusive restaurants:
I was clearly in another league of exclusivity. Lay eaters wouldn’t dream of trying to enter a restaurant where if you order verbena tea they bring the plant to your table and a white-gloved waiter snips the leaves with silver shears.
I fully admit to falling big-time for this type of novelty. It actually ties in to the whole Purple Cow thing that Seth Godin talks about.