The Old Homestead Steakhouse set a new standard for rich. They sold a turkey for $50K. Wow, that must be one of a kind turkey with in my imagination fed with organic lettuce and drank only Evian all her life, not to mention the comfortable silk bed she slept in.
OK, there was a small cheat: To create the headline-grabbing package and bump up the price tag significantly, the restaurant snuck in a few non-edible, luxury trimmings, including front-row seats at the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a suite at the Waldorf Astoria New York worth $5,000, tickets to the New York Giants game worth $10,000, and limousine service.
The Turkey was a 20-pound organic, farm-raised turkey at $85 a pound, basted with olive oil that clocks in at $17 an ounce.
The orange cranberry sauce is spiked with Grand Marnier, aged balsamic vinegar priced at $60 an ounce, and a splash from a bottle of $1,720 French wine.
What looks like ordinary stuffing is in fact made with Japanese Wagyu beef at $465 a pound, and foie gras.
Sweet potatoes are topped with caviar worth $1,600 an ounce, while the mashed potatoes are laced with imported white Stilton cheese.
And a loaf of sourdough bread will be imported from the UK to sop up the gravy infused with Kentucky bourbon whiskey, from a $2,890 bottle.
To be honest you still need to be quite rich to spend a 50 grand for one dinner/night.