Saturday, November 19, 2016

A Thanksgiving Dinner For Those Suffering from Affluenza

Just when I thought my disgust-o-meter had hit maximum: NYC restaurant, Old Homestead, is offering up a specialty item-laden Thanksgiving feast that exemplifies decadence, extravagance and overindulgence. So what does one get for $50,000?

  • A 20-lb roasted free-range, organically raised $85/lb turkeys, seasoned with a proprietary exotic spice mix of spices imported from the Middle East, basted with imported $17/oz extra-virgin olive oil from Italy. 
  • A rich stuffing - the operative word is rich because it consists of $465/lb imported Japanese prized Wagyu beef, $54/lb foie gras, and $46/loaf sourdough bread imported from the U.K. 
  • Whipped sweet potatoes topped with $1,600/oz caviar from Caspian Sea. 
  • Green beans not exactly like the ones the first Pilgrims and Native Americans shared - these are prepared with chunks of imported $90/lb ham from pigs fed a special root diet. 
  • Homemade pumpkin ice cream with $4,200/bottle rum-infused eggnog sauce.
Purchasers also receive four tickets to an upcoming Giants game, one night at the Waldorf with room service and breakfast in bed, limousine transportation while in NYC, a Fifth Avenue shopping spree and  a horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park.

Alternatively, instead of stuffing oneself with caviar and fois gras, one could donate $50,000 to agencies that feed the homeless and some people who seldom get a decent meal would have something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

More: Gothamist

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