Chances are you'll be spending a pretty penny on Thanksgiving dinner this year. That organic turkey, all the necessary fixin's, dessert and wine can add up. But one New York City restaurant has a Thanksgiving dinner package that will set you back $35,000. And before the sticker shock sets in, know this meal comes with a parade.
The Old Homestead Steakhouse restaurant, which has been around since 1868, is selling three, four-person meal packages for $35,000. That comes out to $8,750 per person.
"We kind of wanted to pamper all of the people who could afford it," said Marc Sherry, who has co-owned the restaurant for the past 40 years. "And if they can afford it, God bless them."
The meal portion of the package includes squab stuffed with foie gras soaked in a $5,000 bottle of Courvoisier L'Esprit Cognac, a farm-roasted organic turkey with stuffing made with 7 pounds of $200-per-pound Japanese Wagyu filet mignon, turkey gravy made with a $1,750 bottle of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, cranberry orange relish with Gran Marnier, butternut squash infused with $160-per-pound winter black truffles, mashed potatoes made with $200-per-pound Swedish moose cheese and whipped sweet potatoes topped with $1,600-per-ounce Royal Osetra 000 caviar.
For dessert, poached bourbon-soaked pears with pumpkin paste dusted with 24-carat gold flakes, the most expensive bottle the restaurant has of wine, Champagne and Scotch, and some turkey sandwiches to-go for late night cravings.
The meal also comes with four prime grandstand seats to the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a $6,000 gift card for a Black Friday shopping spree at Bloomingdale's with door-to-door limousine service, and dancing lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studios so you can learn the Turkey Trot.
"I wanted to create not only a great culinary experience, but a great Thanksgiving weekend," said Sherry. "We've sold two packages and there's one package left with several inquiries."
One of the buyers is from a financial institution in New York City, and the other is an out-of-towner who Sherry says is excited about having a "New York City experience and culinary extravaganza."
If you can't afford the $35,000 package, the restaurant will be serving a four-course, $65 Thanksgiving dinner with organic turkey, butternut squash soup, frisee salad, sausage and chestnut stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and more.
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