I did consider going but decided it was too expensive. I booked a short break to Milan with flights and hotel for less £ instead.
Claude Bosi was going to be cooking when I considered going.
It got me thinking about my own thoughts on dining out.
I guess that I will eat out somewhere very "posh" about once or twice a year. Mostly I will spend about £30-£40 a head on a nice meal out, including wine.
Last time I ate somewhere spectacular it was with a friend at Searcy's at the Gherkin in London. Cost was about £140 for two including a half bottle of wine (driving). But to be honest, whilst it was extremely nice and the food was very good and beautifully presented, I am not sure that it justified the extra spend over my normal establishments. Although the view was pretty spectacular.
For me personally, the law of diminishing returns applies to eating out. I cannot justify eating out at very expensive restaurants on a regular basis, even though I could afford it - it just feels like I am being ripped off. It is the same with wine. I am not sure that a £200 bottle of wine taste £170 better than the £30.
Anyone feel the same as me? And to those of you who dine out regularly at expensive restaurants - how do you deal with it morally?