Yesterday, on a very food-centric episode of the Colbert Report (Michael Pollan appeared as a guest, the outrage to the proposed federal soda tax was ridiculed), Stephen Colbert checked in on the $1,000 a plate industry, indubitably suffering hard times during the recession. He dines and dashes on a $1,000 caviar and lobster laden omelette at Norma's at Le Parker Meridien, $1,000 caviar and lobster pizza at Nino's Bellissima Pizza, and of course, the famous Golden Opulence Sundae at Serendipity 3.
Shocker: Serendipity hasn't sold an Opulence sundae since November. Asks Colbert, "Because the economy has gone down or because $1,000 is a criminal amount to charge for a dessert?" And later: "If I gave you another thousand dollars, could I make someone poor watch me eat it?"
· Stephen Colbert Dines and Dashes on $1000 Plates in New York City [EMD]