(Closed) FI spending 2 months rent on dinner with his parents!!

posted 4 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: How much can you justify spending on fine dining? With a michelin star?
    100 pp : (118 votes)
    28 %
    200pp : (96 votes)
    23 %
    300pp : (40 votes)
    9 %
    400pp : (11 votes)
    3 %
    500 pp : (16 votes)
    4 %
    600 pp + and that shit better have a michelin star : (23 votes)
    5 %
    Under 100 and you guys are all bonkers. : (121 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
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    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • 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
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    2809 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    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
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    7492 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I HATE spending crazy money on food. You’re just going to crap it out anyway. It seems like such a waste!

    Post # 6
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    8701 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
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    7175 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    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 # 10
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    14067 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Cory_loves_this_girl:  +1!

    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
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    882 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
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    1470 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @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
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    1778 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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
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    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Cory_loves_this_girl:  hahahahaha! You are litterally going to crap it out XD

    Post # 16
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    5773 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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.

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