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I don't have what I have and didn't get what I got by spending that kind of money on a dinner for two. I guess if you're endlessly loaded, that's fine but I thought spending $75.00 on a dinner for two was insanity.

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Sorry, I didn't know about fois gras. Isn't that mostly duck or goose liver paté?

I really like pork, bacon especially and that's shameful I guess. Thos poor beasts are really intelligent, moreso than dogs if we can believe what we read.
Foie gras is goose liver. Usually it's served as a pressmeat / pate, but if/where you can find it served sliced and slightly grilled (served basically rare) it's other-worldly. Harvest in St. Louis has a phenomenal foie gras appetizer (and an amazing bread pudding dessert, too). I had an anniversary dinner there with my wife a couple of years ago. The meal was expensive but worth it. I think just under $200 with a bottle of wine and a generous tip.

We don't eat like that very often at all - each time I do, I can remember it vividly. At some point you realize that your material posessions might be enjoyable to you, but there are very few people who have things so nice or extravagant that few if any have something nicer or more rare. So, what's the point really? Life experiences are things that only you can give or possess. I paid around $350 for three tickets to see the Cardinals play at Busch (the game before Griffey hit #500, dammit)...it was a father's day present. My seats were about 12 rows behind home plate - never been that close. My son was almost old enough to appreciate the game, too. Haven't done that kind of thing terribly often, but the experience is well worth it.

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$65 for mom's birthday, Ruby Tuesday's, last month. I could have got off cheaper but I couldn't talk her out of the Portebello Mushroom Sirloin.
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Portebello Mushroom Sirloin.
Yummy,sounds good

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$600 for 4 people @ Theatro Zinzani SF...

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"Foie gras is goose liver. Usually it's served as a pressmeat / pate......"

Yes, it is the pale distended, virtually useless liver of either ducks or geese. This state is achieved by restraining the poor animal and shooting a huge volume of food down it's neck with some combination of funnel or mechanical syringe several times per day. The digestive and detoxification system of the bird is overwhelmed and the liver swells up to ten times it's normal size, pressing on other organs and causing the animl great suffering. The EC has been tryiing to ban this inhumane and barbaric practice for years but the French farming lobby has so far prevailed.

Watch the following and/or similar before deciding to eat this shit.

The Truth about Foie Gras - GourmetCruelty.com - Delicacy of Despair

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Now we're talkin'

When I worked for a corporate restaurant group we were given Carte Blanche to explore any and all restaurants to gather new trends and concepts. Take that part of the equation and add the fact that all the regional managers were alcoholics with a palate for fine wines. Wherever we went the liquor tab out shined the food bill threefold. I've partaken in a $1600 bottle of wine more than a few times and even a few white wines that were over $500.
I would say that six of us at Charlie Trotters easily spent $9000 though I don't recall because we were wasted, but getting wasted at Trotters usually exceeds most folks annual income.
Not sure of what the most I've personally paid. If it's amazing, I forget about the tab. I'll never forget paying $24 for three hot dogs at a Blackhawks game however.

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I got taken to dinner at Suntory in Sydney by a drug company (a few years ago) $12,000AUD for 20 people, we were drinking 100 year old Suntory whiskey.

$3000HKD for 6 at the China Club in HK last year (not that bad really once you convert HKD but a nice big number).

$430AUD at Berado's in Noosa Heads (just up the beach) a few weeks ago for me and the missus.

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Dinner for two at l'Espadon, the house restaurant at the Ritz Hotel in Paris: $675 Euros. This was on my 5th wedding anniversary, nearly 5 years ago.
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"Foie gras is goose liver. Usually it's served as a pressmeat / pate......"

Yes, it is the pale distended, virtually useless liver of either ducks or geese. This state is achieved by restraining the poor animal and shooting a huge volume of food down it's neck with some combination of funnel or mechanical syringe several times per day. The digestive and detoxification system of the bird is overwhelmed and the liver swells up to ten times it's normal size, pressing on other organs and causing the animl great suffering. The EC has been tryiing to ban this inhumane and barbaric practice for years but the French farming lobby has so far prevailed.

Watch the following and/or similar before deciding to eat this shit.

The Truth about Foie Gras - GourmetCruelty.com - Delicacy of Despair

Yes, yes...start with your countryman Jenson Button first and let me know how the conversion goes. I'm a member of PETA in the USA - People for the Eating of Tasty Animals.
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