Million Baht Meal

Oh come on.. you know you have a spare million lying around to pay for dinner, right?
Seems some people have more money than sense and will spend it on anything to make sure they feel part of the club

The event is called “Epicurean Masters of the World” and attending it will set you back a smooth 1 million Thai Baht ($29,300 or £14,879) oh and Tax and Tip isn’t included!

Amazingly 15 people have reserved seats at the banquet, where they will be joined by 25 invited guests at the Dome restaurant inside the State Tower here in Bangkok. The manager says he is still taking bookings, so this is the ULTIMATE way to say I love you, or admit that you need a financial manager to smack you around the head and tell you to wake up.

The 11-course dinner starts with a creme brulee of foie gras, then moves on to Japanese beef tartare with beluga caviar, then veal cheeks with French truffles, and once you are about to bust, gingerbread and salted butter ice-cream.

The profits will be going to charity and to be honest I’d expect a whole host of charities to benefit from this, but my main issue is the environmental impact of 15 people flying in for 1 meal. Are they going to do some carbon offsetting to try and balance out the amount of polution they have added?

4 Comments so far

  1. oakley (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 1:34 pm

    If you have that much money to burn “for charity”, you’d better off giving the entire thing to Heifer International and you can probably feed half of Namibia.

  2. Daniel (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 4:10 pm

    The sad thing is that most “charitable” donations are often tax breaks for the super rich

  3. Charles Frith (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 8:46 pm

    Nouveau riche vulgarity and completely tasteless(sic). I thought this sort of thing went out with the yuppies.

  4. Bonafide (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 10:23 pm

    Major carbon offsetting.

    Well, even if its tax breaks… at least the poor is still getting help even its not entirely because of goodwill.

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