It will come as no surprise that Oscar Wilde had rich and bohemian tastes. “Poke him and he would bleed absinthe and clotted truffles” remarked the actress Elizabeth Robins.
Wilde loved to stay and dine at London`s Savoy Hotel, but the publicity it received during Wilde`s “indecency” trial lost it at least one customer. This was after a Savoy waiter testified that he had delivered two portions of a sixteen shilling supper of chicken and salad to Wilde`s hotel room.
The judge was aghast, “I know nothing about the Savoy” the judge confessed, “but I must say that in my view chicken and salad for that price is very high! I for one, will never be eating supper there”