Curse of the Crimson Throne
One of the most expensive (and easily the most over-priced) restaurants in Korvosa, the Crested Falcon caters to the whims of the city’s elite. The menu changes each day and only relates what the kitchen has in stock. Patrons may request any meal made from the listed foods on hand, and only find out the cost of their meals during the check-out process.
To ask for the price ahead of time is a serious social faux pas. Those who receive the bill and cannot pay in full are subjected to magic that compels them to serve the restaurant until they work off their debt. These unfortunates often begin their service washing dishes, but they quickly graduate to wearing sandwich-board advertisements for the Crested Falcon. Rugged and capable-looking clients receive more fitting tasks, such as hunting pheasants, fishing for jigsaw sharks, or trading for thileu bark with Varisians. Clientele of the Crested Falcon go there to see and be seen, and the quality and expense of the food never truly concerns them.