Christmas is just around the corner and we are definitely growing closer and closer to it as the day goes by. One of the best things to look forward to during the holiday celebrations is to spend it with family and friends, however, it wouldn’t be complete if food is not involved.
It has been a tradition for literally everyone who celebrates the holidays to always have a good amount of special kinds of foods on the table, usually, it is made by moms or a potluck for friends. However, turns out that there are some who celebrate it with the kind of food that usually only the rich and famous can afford because of how much they cost. Here are some of the most expensive dinners during the holidays.
Most Expensive Thanksgiving Dinner
In the United States, the holidays begin once Thanksgiving arrives. This year, those didn’t have time to prepare for the food themselves were offered a sumptuous meal by a steakhouse in New York City known as the Old Homestead.
However, it is something that not everyone couldn’t afford since people had to pay $150,000 for it in honor of their $150th anniversary. This was of course known to be the most expensive Thanksgiving dinner ever offered.
The meal was good for 12 people that consists of a 25-pound free-range turkey covered in imported olive oil, edible gold, and stuffing from Japan that cost $475 per pound as well as some crispy turkey that was seasoned with middle eastern spices worth over $ 75,000. It was of course infused with gravy that has a $3,300 Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.
Other than that, it also comes with a Wagyu steak salad topped with $1,600-per-ounce caviar that was straight from the Caspian Sea that is served with a champagne sabayon cream sauce. This doesn’t mean however that people didn’t get a chance to eat there since they couldn’t afford this special thanksgiving luxurious treat. For those who are on a budget, they offered some traditional holiday meal that is around $70 per head, which may seem like a lot still but it was nothing compared to the $150,000 dinner. According to one of the owners of the steakhouse Marc Sherry, what makes it even more expensive is that fact that they have to get everything all over the world such as in Japan, Italy, Ukraine, and even in the Middle East.
Most Expensive Christmas Dinner
If you think that the $150,000 Thanksgiving dinner is outrageous since it most likely cost more than your car, well this Christmas dinner cost more than that. It was in 2012 when the most expensive Christmas dinner was made and it was only a meal for four. This was made by a famous British chef Ben Spalding and he exclusively made it for people who wish to experience such a luxurious meal by selling it to the VeryFirstTo.com at that time.
The meal consists of a $3,200 bottle of Diva vodka as well as a bottle of Piper Heidsieck 1907 Champagne that is said to be worth around $60,000. Each course is, of course, nothing but luxurious, the first one being the bird’s nest that was said to be full of Almas caviar that has a 150-year-old balsamic vinegar on a Pata Negra Iberico ham.
This was all followed by a whole white Alba truffle that was said to be served with a melon from China that cost around $4,000. However, the star of the show was really the turkey that was of a rare breed and was served with Wagyu beef.
It had some Perigord truffles and some pistachios that were worth $8,000. This entire thing was made to be even more expensive because they wrapped it in a $9,600 gold leaf. The meal wasn’t complete without the dessert, it was served on a gold Ugandan plate that has coffee berries that were from the Asian Palm Civet and a Densuke watermelon that is said to be seedless and can only be found in the island of Hokkaido in Japan.
Chef Spaulding revealed that 80 percent of the money that was paid for this luxurious meal has been donated to his chosen charities, the Cancer Research UK and in Hospitality Action.