Fine dining at Michelin-starred restaurants around the world can come at a price. But what you get for those high price tags (which can often be accompanied by sticker shock) are outstanding dining experiences that can take you to a castle in Switzerland or to an underwater culinary experience in the Maldives. From Japan to Europe to the Big Apple, luxe dining menus are often designed tasting courses paired with wines, which substantially adds to the consumer’s bottom line.
I guess there are people, especially the 1%er who don’t mind plunking down between $200 and $600 per person to eat at one of these top ten restaurants but 4TheRestOfUs that will usually be the day when hell freezes over. 🙂
I guess I could eat at one if it managed to sustain me for the rest of the month as that is about the total monthly food budget for my wife and I. We do eat out at least a hand full of times each month but that is often a Big Mac and Coke or on occasion a visit to the Olive Garden or similar place.
I am somewhere between the “eat to live” vs. “live to eat” categories. I enjoy good food but don’t relish and sometimes I just wish I didn’t have to eat so often. While I celebrate that a few of us can afford to eat a $600 meal I think I will limit myself to a top of thirty bucks or so in almost all cases.