$1000.00 omelet

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    johnnyjibbs

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    I heard Americans like to tip 20%. That means the waitor pockets a cool $200. :eek: :D
     
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    anyone that would order a $1000 omelet probably wouldn't have a problem dropping $200 for tip... :rolleyes:

    personally, i tip 2x tax
     
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    I like how the "budget" version only costs $100.00
     
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    I think I'll stick with my $41 hamburger for a while longer. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    What is the custom across the pond?
     
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    Sparky's

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    Sounds like pretty expensive Sushi to me. $650 worth of caviar in an omlet? I think not Ritz crackers maybe :D :D
     
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    Chip NoVaMac

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    10 oz of caviar? Not sure that anyone could eat that much in one sitting....
     
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    And that's not counting the six eggs and lobster. Sounds more like dinner for four than breakfast for one. Not that a $250 dinner composed primarily of eggs and caviar sounds like a great idea, either...
     
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    Somehow, there is a way to blame this on the French.
     
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    I wouldn't even pay $100 for an omelet. It is still just food, which is gone in 24 hours. It must be nice to have that kind of money.

    As a side note on Wednesday on "Law & Order," they had a murder of a caviar king. All over a problem with price fixing of caviar! :eek:
     
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    its pretty insane, but i guess if you have that kind of money and the lack of sense to spend it that way then go for it.
     
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    wow, talk about a love for eating expensive unborn animals (fish, whatever)!! eggs with fish eggs...breakfast of champions!
     
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    Yeah you kind of wish that people who would consider ordering this get a $40 steak instead and give the remaining $960 to a food bank. It's still a good meal, better for their cholesterol, they get a tax break (if they get a receipt from the donation) and they can get the warm and fuzzies for helping out others. Sadly I don't think this will happen, but I'm glad no-one has decided to order it.
     
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    I agree, but is that keeping with the "I've got mine, now you get yours" attitude that prevails in the US right now?
     
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    Actually, far better that this person buys the $40 steak, then goes out and buys a computer or a lawnmower or puts a downpayment on a car, SUV, whatever. At least the money is going to help maintain and/or create jobs. Giving it to a food bank will only temporarily help some needy people out, some of who deserve a helping hand,and some of who take society for all it's worth.

    Of course, buying a $1000 omlette, while stupid, helps out the resturant owner, the staff, the suppliers, etc. It helps keep them out of the unemployment line. So if someone wants that much caviar & lobster & eggs, go for it! Freedom is a grand thing!
     
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    Go trickle down economics!!!
     
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    :D Go for it!

    Actually, I would try that if it weren't for the caviar :)
     
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    Last evening on "The Late Show" with David Letterman, he had Emil Castilio the chef from Le Parker Meridien. He is the chef that made the $1,000 Omelet, which he said was actually a Fratada. The difference is in the way it's cook. It has 6 eggs instead of 4.
     
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    I think the same PR firm for the devil is the same firm that made us think 'trickle down economics' is really a good thing. :)

    We did an economic evaluation in my Economic policy class once that examined trickle down economics. If the percentages hold up people below the poverty line would likely see about $0.50 from each omlette sold. :(
     
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    Fritatta is an omlet that is started on the stovetop but finished under a broiler. It differs from an omlet in that an omlet is supposed to be served folded over to contain the ingredients, while a fritatta is served flat.

    Personally I like my eggs runny, so I tend to favor the omlet, but my wife can't stand runny eggs, so I generally make more fritattas, as it's easier to cook the top more fully without charbroiling the bottom.

    I can't imagine eating 10 ounces of caviar though. It seems like overkill to me. I prefer my caviar to be a garnish, not a meal in itself. Although an ounce of $65/ounce caviar would be one hell of a treat, espescially if it came with eggs and a lobster.... Definetly too heavy for breakfast though.
     
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    I don't care for runny eggs either. So I guess that my wife actually makes a Fritatta. Don't believe I've ever had any caviar, but the price certainly would be a stumbling block!
     
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    That was some omelet. And to think that I was worried about shelling out $20 for a new iPod case, lol. Speaking of the show, I liked Charlie Sheen's story about the $900 mushroom.
     

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