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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

Although rare, it is possible to read something on this forum you don't agree with and simply move on with your life

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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 fiancé. Exceptional meal, exceptional event.

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