Restaurant's Decadent Thanksgiving Feast: $35,000 for 4

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Planning to splurge for a big Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends? Be happy in knowing that what you drop for the whole dinner wouldn't buy a single seat at an exclusive and oh, so expensive meal at the Old Homestead Steakhouse in Manhattan. The restaurant has promoted a $35,000 celebration for four, or $8,750 a person, according to the New York Daily News.

To put that 1-percenter tag into perspective, the average price for preparing Thanksgiving dinner is $49.41, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. Oh, that's for ten people, making it just under $5 a head. Dining at the Old Homestead would be 7,000 times more expensive, although the restaurant has a less stratospheric choice that runs $65 a person, according to New York Eater.

The menu, listed by the Daily News, includes the following:
  • Fois gras soaked in $5,000 a bottle Courvoisier L'Esprit cognac and then stuffed into squab.
  • Organic turkey stuffed with seven pounds of ground Japanese Wagyu filet mignon.
  • Gravy infused with $1,750 per bottle Chateau Mouton Rothschild.
  • Cranberry orange relish with Grand Marnier.
  • Butternut squash with black truffles.
  • Mashed potatoes with Swedish moose cheese.
  • Whipped sweet potatoes with Royal Osetra 000 caviar.
  • Poached bourbon-soaked pears with pumpkin paste and a dusting of 24-carat gold flakes.
"We know it's over-the-top, but Thanksgiving comes once a year. If you can splurge for this, you have a lot to be thankful for," said co-owner Marc Sherry to the Daily News.

Four Have Signed Up, and There's Room for Eight More

But, wait, there's more, including grandstand seating for Macy's (M) parade, a $6,000 Bloomingdales gift card, door-to-door limousine transportation and dancing lessons at a Fred Astaire Dance Studio. The diners get to learn the turkey trot. You can also have the meal catered to your palatial estate.

A party of four has already signed up, according to New York Eater, and there is room for eight more people, so you still have time to make a reservation, in case you were trying to decide whether to buy a new car or splurge $35,000 on a single meal.

The Old Homestead has never shied from publicity in the past. In January, the restaurant offered a $150,000 Super Bowl feast, with food from pregame to the postgame recap. That menu included steak, seafood, and single-malt scotch or Dom Perignon champagne.

A couple of years ago, the Old Homestead took a slightly different tack on Thanksgiving and served up food for 200 people whose neighborhoods had been battered by Hurricane Sandy.
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