Apparently, the traditional gathering of family for a delicious home cooked turkey supper has become passe for a group of affluent or simply insane aficionados of luxury. If the boring and laborious combination of grueling food preparation, football, and exhausting dinner guests is not the ideal postcard for the festivities of Thanksgiving, a restaurant in New York is offering a once in a lifetime experience for a price tag that will have the entire field of turkeys gobbling in unison.
Fortune Magazine informs readers that for a mere investment of $76 thousand, the Old Homestead Steakhouse in New York will provide the ultimate holiday dining experience. And the cost includes a pre-owned BMW for dessert. Well it should.
The gourmet menu consists of a culinary medley of world renowned foods and drinks, including Grand Marnier, cavier, Dom Perignon, Wagyu beef, and Louis XII cognac. However, the real caveat to the meal is the experiences gifts included outside of the dining room. The list reads like an enhanced version of the Showcase Showdown, from the Price is Right.
In addition to the extraordinary overloaded menu of riches paying guests receive, tickets to the play Hamilton, a two night stay in a luxury hotel suite, a Black Friday shopping excursion, and of course highlighted by a jewelry watch. The experience also features a carriage ride through Central Park and dance lessons. Hmm, with all the recent indiscretions of sexual harassment allegations reaching the public realm, the gesture of this gaudy dinner oddly seems more like the opportunity for a spouse to make amends in getting on the knees and kissing the feet of a partner, rather than the engaging in the pageantry and spirit of Thanksgiving.
For those who are in New York for the holiday and are not obligated to attend a family gathering, the restaurant offers a $70 meal, and the opportunity to see if the Bill Clintons, Charlie Roses, and Harvey Weinsteins of the world are in the private dining room, and partaking in the ultimate marriage saving dinner.
Read the Fortune story here.