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Most Expensive Tasting Menus in The US - Maybe Ever? Per Se and Masa Say: Let Them Eat Cake!


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I know some were kvetching when the price for eleven Madison Park's vegan tasting menu became known...$335 per person. (Though they actually do have a shorter, plant-based tasting menu in the lounge, at $175).

 

But how about this...

 

 

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Two of the country’s most-expensive culinary establishments, Masa and Per Se, will soon become even more inaccessible as the oligarch-friendly venues push the costs of their most-luxe offerings — along with their steep cancellation fees — further into the stratosphere. This is the story of two $800 tasting menus, a restaurant pricing tier that appears to be without precedent in the U.S.

Wine is extra. That means dinner for two can easily hit $2,000 at either venue, a price tag that’s surely out-of-reach even for patrons who like to save up for special-occasion meals, the way theatergoers or sports fans might splurge on great seats.

 

 

 

 With New $800 Menus, Masa and Per Se Become Even More Inaccessible

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Mitch Weinstein aka "weinoo"

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It’s hard to swallow. 

Well at least José Andrés has $100 million with which to help feed the poor. Which really doesn’t go anywhere near to bridging the gap between the haves and the have nots.     Here.

 

just saying. 

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