Friday, January 21, 2005

The Ultimate Restaurant Experience

A workmate of mine decided to check out the new Per Se Restaurant in New York City. So he flew his fiance� and himself and went with a couple of others to check it out.

This is a world renowned restaurant that serves 5, 9, and even 15 course meals. You can order from the menu or just take whatever the Chef Thomas Keller prepares. He took the latter.

He explains the experience as unbelievable, never having the same waiter twice. The meal lasted three and a half hours (they started at 10:00 p.m. and left at 1:30 a.m.). He describes truffles brought to the table in a humidor. Two of the truffles were grated into their meals. I guess these things alone cost some bucks.

He was having a great time until he got the check. He knew the regular meal was about $150 per plate. He thought the Chef's choice would be a little more. But was blown out by the final tab. It came to fifteen hundred dollars. You read that right, fifteen hundred bills for four people. (Keep in mind that he first flew to NYC before sitting down at the table.)

That's right just $300 bucks per person. What a deal, yeah?

A mentally challenged person is said to be a few fries short of a Happy Meal.