Post # 1
And it’s NYC rent!!
Context: FI works for his dad’s firm and his dad recently gave him some stock dividends in the company. To thank his parents he’s taking them to a Michelin starred restaraunt in NYC. He asked if I wanted to go (he’s paying) and I told him I just couldn’t justify the price for myself when I’m not a foodie the way he and his parents are foodies.
Can a foodie help me understand? Will I ever get to a point in my food education where I can tell the difference between a $100 meal and a $500 tasting menu (granted it’s 8 or so courses with a wine pairing. But still!)
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House
@princesslettuce14: Are we including wine in that price?
ETA: DUH. Yeah, that seems legit. Not that I have the money now, but if I did, I would spend that. On occasion.
Post # 4
i’m assuming it’s really, really good food. i voted $200pp, because i know everything is more expensive in NYC. i wouldn’t ever pay that much, because we don’t have the means to do so. however, my dad has a saying: “if you remember the food, you’ll not care about the cost. but if you remember the cost, the food wasn’t worth it.”
Post # 5
I HATE spending crazy money on food. You’re just going to crap it out anyway. It seems like such a waste!
Post # 6
I’m not a foodie and couldnt justify $500pp unless some amazing exclusive liquor is involved. If I drove a Rolls-Royce and had a penthouse overlooking Central Park then I prob would (and could). To each his/her own I guess. Every expensive meal I’ve had in the city isnt even that good : /
ETA: I voted $200pp bc that seems very doable for the city.
Post # 7
It’s all about the experience… and being able to go to a restaurant they’ve likely talked about for ages. There’s a well-known restaurant in my area that, at the time, was $225/pp. I couldn’t justify it and vowed I go there one day. Now, it’s $400/pp. (with another $100/pp easy, if you start adding alcohol). I wish I tried it when I had the chance and it was ‘cheap’.
I think it’s lovely he’s taking his parents out and sharing not only a meal but an occassion they’ll likely remember FOREVER.
To me, fine dining is much like traveling… you get transported to another dimension/world for a beautiful moment in time.
Post # 8
@Cory_loves_this_girl: I said the exact same thing. Then he mentioned I was spending more on a dress I was wearing once…..Touché sir.
Post # 9
@princesslettuce14: I just want to know which restaurant!
Post # 10
That’s what I always say. I’ve had a $75 dollar steak and I swear it wasn’t all that much better than my 10 dollar super market tenderlion that I marinated and cooked perfectly. Some of my absolute favorite foods are cheap hole in the wall places… I rather have that then spend big bucks on a “fancy” meal any day.
Post # 11
I just want to know where in Brooklyn you guys live where 2 months rent is only $1500 (I’m assuming a dinner for 3 is the $500 tasting option…even at the $600 pp option would mean your 2 months rent is only $1800)!?!
Post # 12
@princesslettuce14: you only pay $750/month in rent in NYC?! Lucky! And no I wouldn’t spend that much on a meal/wine. Maybe if I were rich.
Post # 13
I’ve been fortunate to visit the French Laundry. It was an amazing experience that I would absolutely recommend. It isn’t only food, it was like a three hour departure from reality. The service was unmatched to anything in a normal restaurant and the food was amazing. So many different flavors! So different than anything I could make myself at home. It was exciting! I hope I can go again someday. It was amazing!!
Post # 14
@Cory_loves_this_girl: hahahahaha! You are litterally going to crap it out XD
Post # 15
@sept22insf: Ha I’ve got a good deal in Greenpoint with a backyard (hunblebragging). Now everyone knows about us over here.
Post # 16
I’ve done 250, I could see myself going up to 400 for a really special occasion. I really want to go to Brooklyn Fare.