In the most absurd sign of decadence we've seen lately, Old Homestead Steakhouse in the Meatpacking District is offering a $35,000 feast for four this Thanksgiving, and one party has already booked its table. The nine-course meal comes with foie-gras stuffed squab that's soaked in Courvoisier L'Esprit Cognac, which runs $5,000 a bottle, potatoes mashed with Swedish moose cheese, topped with Royal Osetra 000 caviar, which runs $1600, and several other sides. Of course there's also turkey, though it's dressed with seven pounds of Wagyu and comes with gravy made with a $1,750 bottle of Chateau Mouton Rothschild. The Daily News has a look at some of the goods, which actually look rather brutal. At least they didn't scatter gold leaf on everything.
The package also includes prime seats at the Macy's Day Parade, and $6,000 to spend on a shopping spree at Bloomingdale's on Black Friday, if diners haven't already been hospitalized for gout. This is "turkey dinner with attitude and personality," says co-owner Marc Sherry. "We know it's over-the-top, but Thanksgiving comes once a year. If you can splurge for this, you have a lot to be thankful for." For whoever that speaks to, there are still eight seats open at the restaurant. For everyone else, there's a $65 Thanksgiving dinner option.
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