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Old 01-20-2015, 07:28 AM   #121
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Originally Posted by Unpaintedhuffhines View Post
Gulp. Hard to type this.

$2,400 for a dinner for two...
Wow. You win...or lose, depending upon the point of view of the reader of this thread.

Numbers is hard.

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Old 01-20-2015, 07:29 AM   #122
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The high priced meals listed here don't bother me a bit, because I know that some forum members have many, many times my net worth. For them, one of those special meals is no more of a financial hit than what I would consider a high priced meal (maybe $100). Plus, I think they probably got their money's worth from such an out-of-the-ordinary experience.

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Old 01-20-2015, 03:17 PM   #123
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Originally Posted by Unpaintedhuffhines View Post
Gulp. Hard to type this.

$2,400 for a dinner for two, 30th wedding anniversary at the French Laundry in Yountville. It was an incredible, truly once-in-a-lifetime 5 hour dining experience with the best wine I have ever had (or will ever have) in my life.
Yikes, there would be no second time for me either, since I'd have had a heart attack when I saw that bill!

Reminds me of a cartoon - the wife is smiling and happy to be in a nice restaurant, the husband is scowling and asking the waiter "How much is a glass of water?"
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
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Old 01-20-2015, 04:32 PM   #124
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When we took MIL out to dinner late in her life to the hometown reasonably priced restaurant, she would order only a cup of soup if anyone but her was paying. It was cute and sort of sad.

The term "most expensive meal" implies to me a once in a lifetime kind of experience that memories are made of. Nothing wrong with having both those things to savor, imho.
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Old 01-20-2015, 07:19 PM   #125
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The French Laundry Restaurant had 76 bottles of wine worth over $300,000 stolen on Christmas Day last month. My wife and I were denied entry to the "Laundry" in August last year; sounds like they did me a favor.

The most the bride and I paid for dinner for 4 was at The Monterey Bay in Pittsburgh was $475, when we entertained my son and his fiancÚ. Exceptional meal, exceptional event.

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