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.
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.