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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:25 AM

Introducing the World’s Most Expensive Christmas Meal (and why the rich are going to hell) [View all]

I am doing a food drive at work to keep people from starving over Christmas. We now know what the rich will be doing.

I'm not sure what bothers me most about this. The fact that these people are horrible or that Time Magazine is pushing this story as though it is something amazing and fabulous. Either way, I am disgusted.

Introducing the World’s Most Expensive Christmas Meal

Austerity? What austerity? A London chef is set to prepare a Christmas Day dinner for four that will give a new meaning to the term ‘holiday indulgence.’ The event is being put together by “luxury products & experiences” website VeryFirstTo.com, and, if it sells, will set the buyer back an eye-popping $200,450.

The sumptuous feast will be prepared in the lucky buyer’s home by Ben Spalding, 25-year-old chef at John Salt, the new brick-licking hotspot in London’s upscale Islington district. Before the meal gets under way (see the full menu below), patrons will start with an aperitif of 1907 Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, valued at $59,500 a bottle, served in diamond-studded flutes. (NewsFeed certainly hopes that you get to keep the glasses.)

The opening course is bird’s nest and Almas caviar, made with a 150-year-old balsamic vinegar, and Pata Negra Ibérico jamón (that’s Spanish ham, to you and me). They then get the world’s most expensive melon, the Yubari King, which hails from China and is prepared with whole white truffle and saffron.

But these are the mere opening acts to the meal’s pièces de résistance: Dodine of rare-breed turkey with Wagyu beef fillet and heart, wrapped in 50-carat gold leaf and sprinkled with Akbari Pistachios — a dish that would reportedly cost $8,000 on its own. Dessert is a rather simple-sounding Densuke watermelon from Hokkaido, Japan (an island that only produces 10,000 melons a year) but the fact that you get to eat it off a gold, Ugandan vanilla plate will make it reassuringly ridiculous.

http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/12/11/introducing-the-worlds-most-expensive-christmas-meal/


"Please sir, can I just have your $10,000 melon rind?"

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