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LACMA Restaurant Hires Water Sommelier, Launches 45-Page Water Menu [UPDATE]

“Water is essential to life,” notes the opening sentence of the “Tasting Water” menu at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s in-house Ray’s and Stark’s Bar restaurant, which has just launched the 45-page menu and hired Martin Riese, a “water sommelier.” It’s the sort of believability-tickling ploy perfected by internet trolls, advertising strategists, and whoever was responsible for the Maurizio Cattelan retrospective at the Guggenheim.