I feel indulgent when I go to New York City and pay $17 for a cheeseburger at The Spotted Pig (and that was a few year’s ago – the famous burger is now $21) or $98 for a vegetable tasting menu at Gramercy Tavern. I don’t pay big bucks for meals often, but every once in a while, I splurge.
But there’s splurging, and then there’s splurging. Ninety-eight dollars for a dinner full of vegetables seems like the equivalent of buying penny candy when you take a look at some of the most expensive foods in the world. Finances Online has done the math and come up with a breakfast, lunch and dinner that would add up to a little more than $95,000!
Could you really eat them all in one day? Well, not unless they were all brought to you. The various dishes are found all over the world. A $4,200 mango comes from Australia. Bread that’s $35 a slice comes from the United Kingdom. And, sushi wrapped in gold leaf and encrusted with diamonds would run you $2,700 in the Philippines. Crazy.
I certainly wouldn’t pay $29,900 for inedible 60-year-old wedding cake. I’m curious about the Wagyu Rib-Eye, though. Beef from cows that are fed beer and get regular massages? Sounds like something I’d like to try. Still, I wouldn’t plunk down $2,800 for it. But, if I’m sitting next to you and you’re ordering, I might steal a bite from your plate.
If money were no object, is there any one of these items that you’d pay the asking price for?
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