Will New Yorkers Pay to Drink Wine From a Rubber Nipple?

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Further to last month’s and yesterday’s intel about La Cave des Fondus, the official word is now out, and we’re told that Jacques Ouari’s lounge was inspired by Refuge des Fondus, a joint in Paris that serves wine in glass baby bottles (or biberons) so as to avoid a tax on wine served in stemware. With its “intentionally rude waiters,” the Parisian spot sounds kind of like the French version of Dick’s Last Resort (by the way — how rude is an intentionally rude French waiter?). It remains to be seen whether its American knockoff will have similarly sadistic service, but it will incorporate the baby bottles. Fun! But please kill us if we ever drink beer out of a rubber nipple. (Jump-cut to…)