The Most Expensive Thanksgiving Dinner In America Is Insane
What's the most you'd ever pay for a meal without hating yourself? Not your standard midweek lunch; I'm talking a nice dinner for a special occasion. Like Thanksgiving. A couple hundred bucks, maybe?
Call me crazy, but I'm guessing you aren't in the five-figure range.
That's why I was shocked to discover that a New York City steakhouse is serving our country's most expensive Thanksgiving dinner. The cost?
Gross. So what does a $76,000 meal look like? I'm glad you asked! You may want to sit down for this.
To recap, and keep in mind, this is a dinner for just EIGHT people:
- $100 imported king oysters
- $75 Dekopon oranges
- $225-per-pound smoked bacon slabs
- $475-per-pound imported Japanese Wagyu beef lollipops (before I die, I will know what this tastes like)
- a $3,300 bourbon gravy
- a $4,800 Louis XIII cognac
- $105-per-pound organic turkey
- $17-per-ounce Italian olive oil
- $1,600-per-ounce black caviar
- $455-per-pound imported Swedish moose cheese (???)
- a $46 sourdough loaf
- $54-per-pound foie gras
But that's not all! The meal also includes four tickets to Hamilton, limo service, two nights at a fancy hotel, a $7,500 Fifth Avenue shopping spree, and a $20,000 Swiss watch. Because of course a $20,000 watch is included.
Maybe this is because I'm a lowly peasant who can't afford to spend $475 on whatever a beef lollipop is, but this seems like an extremely dumb and tacky way to blow your money. I'll be fine with my turkey and cranberry sauce leftover sandwich, thank-you-very-much.