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Worlds most expensive christmas dinner!

Posted by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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The World's Most Expensive Christmas Dinner: What Do You Get for $200,000?

Posted by Jennifer Lawinski
on December 9, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Christmas DinnerIt's not your mother's Christmas dinner. Nor my mother's. Nor mine. Because I don't have $200,000 to shell out for the world's most expensive Christmas dinner for four cooked by British chef Ben Spalding. But looking at the menu makes me wish I'd won that Powerball jackpot a few weeks back, mostly because I think this is the only time I've ever seen anyone offer to make anyone a Wagyu beef heart.

Spalding is cooking one Christmas dinner and selling it through luxury e-commerce site veryfirstto.com. What's on the menu? I haven't even heard of some of these things before, but some of it sounds absolutely delicious. Some of it though, seems pretty weird.

The meal begins with a $3,200 bottle of Diva vodka (diva is right!) and a bottle of Piper Heidsieck 1907 Champagne worth nearly $60,000. Whoa. Each course, of course, is paired with a wine that probably costs more than one of my mortgage payments.

The first one is a bird's nest full of Almas caviar with 150-year-old balsamic vinegar (is that a good thing?) and Pata Negra Iberico jambon (whatever that is). The second is a whole white Alba truffle served with a $4,000 melon from China. I have no idea what could possibly make a melon worth $4,000.

The meal's centerpiece is a rare breed of turkey served with Wagyu beef heart and fillet served with Perigord truffles and $8,000 worth of pistachios. And it's all wrapped in a $9,600 gold leaf. Because all turkey tastes better wrapped in gold. (Also, are those magic pistachios? They have to be magic pistachios to cost that much.)

Dessert, suffice it to say, is served on a "gold Ugandan vanilla plate" and incorporates the beans of coffee berries "excreted by the Asian Palm Civet cat," and Densuke watermelon, "a seedless fruit grown only on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, where up to 10,000 watermelons are produced every year."

It's the kind of extravagance that borders on the bizarre. Who wants to eat beef hearts or pieces of gold? It's like they're making it excessive and fancy just for the sake of being excessive and fancy. For bragging rights. "I had the world's most expensive dinner!" Which just makes it tacky.

I'll stick to my plain-old roasted organic turkey and Brussels sprouts with Parmesan, thanks.

Do you think the $200,000 Christmas dinner sounds like the meal of a lifetime or a waste of money?


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hunterskysmom
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM
Waste of money i be afaird to break somethimg
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.Angelica.
by Bronze Member on Dec. 10, 2012 at 10:54 AM

even if I had that money to spare I don't think i could spend that on food.

Jenn8604
by Bronze Member on Dec. 10, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Id have fed a small country dinner with that kind of money.
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Bluetick
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 11:34 AM
If our house senate and congress would stop living this kind of high life we the people might be better off
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Bluetick
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 11:34 AM
Amen to that!

Quoting Jenn8604:

Id have fed a small country dinner with that kind of money.
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KaylaMillar
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 11:34 AM

waste of money for sure! 

Meltopia529
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 2:12 PM
that's crazy!
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terri76
by Terriny on Dec. 16, 2012 at 6:11 PM
Ewwwwww no..it does not sound good at all
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AzariahsMother
by on Dec. 16, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I think that's a waste of money.

mysticalmalissa
by Gold Member on Dec. 17, 2012 at 6:08 AM

If ya got it, spend it.

They lost me on the menu at the heart....yuck!

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