Posted by R.K. Gella
With chef celebrity saturating restaurant news this week – we have Top Chef set to air tonight and the Hottest Chef in NYC competitions in full swing – I decided to refocus attention onto what really makes restaurant news… outlandish prices and power chef collaborations.
Okay, just a bit of facetiousness there, but considering I have no Top Chef Season 5 previews or insider picks for NYC’s Hottest Chef to offer, I bring the conversation back to ridiculously overpriced meals a la the dynamic duo of Thomas Keller and Grant Achatz.
At Per Se this week the two chefs will take you on a gastronomical journey of a lifetime with a 20-course meal that will carry the mere price tag of $1,500.
No, I did not misplace a zero. Unsurprisingly all three dinners have already been booked. Don’t let the hefty bill fool you, tax, wine, and tip are all figured into the flat amount.
This also includes autographed copies of the menu.
And who knows, you might be able to reap the cost of dinner by selling the autographed menus on eBay.
Hmm, the attendees obviously don’t make their living on Wall Street or wallow in consumer confidence surveys. So maybe they own a gold mine or just flew in from Dubai—or AIG is celebrating the newest loan.