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The World's Most Expensive Christmas Dinner

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The World's Most Expensive Christmas Dinner: What Do You Get for $200,000?
Posted by Jennifer Lawinski on Dec 9, 2012 at 12:45 PM
It'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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Beauty91805
by Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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Definitely a waste of money and doesn't sound appetizing to me.
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kgmmw
by Kimberly-US/Mex on Dec. 9, 2012 at 4:43 PM
I totally agree unless you love expensive wine lol

Quoting Beauty91805:

Definitely a waste of money and doesn't sound appetizing to me.
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Supervane
by Vane on Dec. 9, 2012 at 4:49 PM
Pass even if I was super rich I would stool stay humble in all things
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Beauty91805
by Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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Lol thats the only part that sounds good, but the price is still a bit much ;)


Quoting kgmmw:

I totally agree unless you love expensive wine lol



Quoting Beauty91805:

Definitely a waste of money and doesn't sound appetizing to me.

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RainyRain
by Reyna on Dec. 9, 2012 at 5:30 PM
WOWsers!
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karladiego
by Karla on Dec. 9, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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That's a lot of money!! I would pay for that if it is my usual lifestyle, since it isn't and even if I had the money I wouldn't, it's just a waste.

JeannetteG
by Jeannette-AZ/Mex on Dec. 9, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Jamon Iberico is my love...I swear to god....I flippin love that stuff. Makes me feel so classy!!!! One day i'm going to buy a whole one....when i'm a baller that is.




JeannetteG
by Jeannette-AZ/Mex on Dec. 9, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Would I spend that money on dinner and eat gold??? Heck no, i'd rather make that into some jewelry!

kgmmw
by Kimberly-US/Mex on Dec. 9, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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Ain't that the truth

Quoting JeannetteG:

Would I spend that money on dinner and eat gold??? Heck no, i'd rather make that into some jewelry!

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ana326
by Ana-Mexicana on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Wow people actually spend their money on that are plain o'l idiots.
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