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