Expensive restaurants - would you pay a huge amount of money for a meal?

@Porcospino (18385)
Denmark
May 7, 2012 7:04pm CST
I just read an article about the most famous restaurant in Denmark. The restaurant is called Noma, and it specializes in Nordic food. You have to make reservations 3 months in the advance and the food and drinks are really expensive. The menu costs $250, the cheapest wine costs $100 and the most expensive wine costs $3300(!) I am never going to eat there The price of the most expensive wine would be enough to pay for a trip to another country or enough to pay my bills for many months. Even if I were rich I wouldn't spend that much on a single meal. Are there any expensive restaurants in your area? What kind of food do they serve and what do the food and wine cost in those places? Have you ever visited one of those restaurants or would you do it if you could afford it? Why/why not?
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
8 May 12
There aren't a lot of expensive restaurants in my area because people here wouldn't really spent for so much on food. Though there are some, but these are restaurants who have been here for a long time - and is mostly owned by rich families, so they don't mind not having a lot of customers. Anyhow, when we were in Macau a few months ago, we did encounter an expensive restaurant experience. We tried it but it wasn't something that we would ever do. It was just for experience's sake and I was just glad that the food was really nice. A friend of mine and her family weren't so lucky. They ate at a restaurant in Hong Kong and spent $150.00 for a meal with her husband and child. Worst, she really didn't enjoy the meal at all. Have a great MyLot experience ahead!
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@Porcospino (18385)
• Denmark
9 May 12
I am happy that the expensive restaurant that you visited was a positive experience and that you had some really nice food. It must have been very disappointing for your friend and her family that to pay for an expesive meal that they didn't enjoy. You expect some great food when you pay that much, but unfortunately the food doesn't always live up to your expectations. My ex-boyfriend and I sometimes visited a relatively expensive restaurant. It wasn't expensive compared to the restaurant that I mentioned when I started the discussion, but it was expensive compared to the other restaurants in my country. I didn't like the place much, because the food was very different from the food that you can buy in other restaurants, and I prefer "ordinary" food, but my ex-boyfriend loved the place.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
10 May 12
Oooh.. I guess your ex-boyfriend got a lot of juice to burn - or he's just one of those guys who follow what the 'rich' do in order to feel that he 'belongs' hehe.. I do think that once in a while we do need to experience these things, but if it's not something that one likes to experiment on - then that's okay.
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@bunnybon7 (36881)
• Holiday, Florida
8 May 12
if i was rich yes i would try it. we have a place called Ruth Cris steak house here that has food like from heaven! I have no idea what it costs but when my hubby was alive 10yrs ago, he had clients that took us there when they were in town 2 times. the food was unbelievable! hubby said our meals likely cost $200 plus each. i wish i could afford to go back. but that will never happen
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@Porcospino (18385)
• Denmark
8 May 12
It was interesting to hear about your experience at that restaurant. I am not going to visit one of those places, but I sometimes wonder what the food is like and if it is worth the money. I am happy to hear that you really enjoyed the food from that restaurant. You made me a little curious, I feel like tasting the food myself but it not going to happen, I don't have that kind of money.
@bunnybon7 (36881)
• Holiday, Florida
8 May 12
me either. never have. lucky my late hubbys clients had lots. or i would have never tasted it either.
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9 May 12
If i am as rich as Oprah i might try it there too. But taking my three meals there must too much, I just want to experience out of curiosity.
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@Porcospino (18385)
• Denmark
11 May 12
I understand what you mean. I think that many of the people who go there do it out curiosity. Maybe they want to find out if the food is as great as they say. I heard that they have some pretty exotic food. On of the dishes is full of live ants. I think that I would skip that dish if I am ever have dinner there.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
8 May 12
The prices you mentioned cost a fortune. No doubt only royalties can eat in that kind of restaurant. We also have expensive restos in our place and yes, why not? If I get invited to one of these, I'd willingly go, but if I'm the one footing the bill, uh-uh, that would be a no-no.
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@Porcospino (18385)
• Denmark
11 May 12
Yes, that restaurant doesn't sound like a place for "ordinary" people. Only the really rich people are able to spend that much on a meal. I am only going to eat there if I get an invitation from a rich person, but I don't think that is going to happen
@mnalam (6)
8 May 12
Although Karachi has many up-scale restaurants, the most expensive resturant is BBQ tonight. Here per person meal costs around $50-60 minimum. I have twice been there. The food is awesome as they serve Pakistani as well as Afghani and Middle Eastern food. Sea food is also awesome here. I love going to expensive restuarants as the experience is itself one of the kind. I tend to go to such places at least once a year. BBQ tonight has an awesome root-top setup. Another expensive restaurant is Lal-Qila Buffet Restuarant. It serves 90 dishes at a time and costs $100 per head. It is built in the style of 17th century Mughal Fort. Its speciality is local cusine like biryani, prawn, etc
@Porcospino (18385)
• Denmark
9 May 12
Hi and welcome to Mylot! I have only had Pakistani food once. I was a student at an international school in my country and some the students cooked Pakistani food, it was really delicious. I don't know Afghani food at all, but I would like to taste it. The roof-top set up sounds great. Lal-Qila buffet restuarant also sounds like an amazing place to visit. 90 dishes that is lot, but it is sounds tempting because it gives you the chance to try many different kinds of food.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
8 May 12
If I am rich like Bill Gates why not (just kidding) I am not sure, but yes maybe if I am one of the wealthiest people in the world. But thinking aloud- when millions are dying of hunger and here is this restaurant with one meal for a person costs enough to feed a hundred hungry mouths. Well, it is their money..:xx I don't visit expensive restaurant. Even when someone give me a treat, I never try to try those expensive ones. Unless it is a function wherein I am one of the invited (no choice) There are few expensive restaurants here in our city, but I never dare to try. First, I don't have much extra money for a fine dining that costs a hundred thousand. Next is, I would rather save my extra money for emergency and other important things.
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• China
8 May 12
I think the expensive restaurant are for rich foreign visitors who are curious. We also have some expesive restaurant in our city. But I like to cook at home more. All the raw materials in the restaurant we can buy in vegetable market and supermarket. the only difference is restaurant has professional cooker for cooking. So we can find the cooking ways on internet or books and challendge ourselves. It will be more exciting.
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@Porcospino (18385)
• Denmark
8 May 12
I also think that there are many foreign visitors in that kind of restaurants. Some of them probably see it as a chance to experience the Danish or the Nordic food, and the restaurant is famous for their delicious food. It is true that we can cook food at home instead of eating at the restaurants. Today it is very easy to find new recipes on the internet and we can experiment and cook our own food. My husband and I are doing that at the moment. In the past we went to for dinner relatively often, but today we have to save our money and it is much cheaper to cook our own food. We both like international food and we have found many nice recipes on the internet.
@dandan07 (1908)
• China
8 May 12
I like foods. If the dishes in a restaurant is very delicious, I think I will save for having a meal in it. I think delicious food is a happy source in my life, I will never give up try to have a good meal. If a meal will cost me ten years' saving for it, I will make out a plan and save for it.
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@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
8 May 12
Unbelievable! No I don't I'll be eating there unless if I'm a billionaire LOL. I don't mind the experience of eating there at least once, but in my financial state now, it's impossible for me to afford the food they have there. I would probably order water just to survive There are expensive restaurants here but not that expensive. I don't go to those places since i can eat just as good food or even better food where it is much cheaper and convenient.
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@Porcospino (18385)
• Denmark
8 May 12
You really need a lot of money to eat at a place like that. I can't afford to eat at that kind of restaurant, and the food is too exotic for me. Today I read that they introduced a dish with live ants and I thought that it was a joke, but it is true. They actually serve live ants... I prefer the ordinary restaurants, they are much cheaper and the food is great. In the past I often had dinner in town, but today I usually eat at home, but I want to save to money and spend it on travelling. I think it is fine to eat at home, and we can experiment and try new dishes at home.
• India
8 May 12
I think such restaurants are created for the foreigners. Most of the foreigners used o go there to have Nordic food. Most most of the foreign people who visit the place have a bunch of money with them. So it is just simple for them but according to me I cannot afford it. Even if I am rich I will not spend any money for having Nordic food at high prices. I think they can be easily tasted from the local restaurants and they do not price much high. In my region there is a 3 star hotel. The hotel is a big one with the facility for staying there. Even a cup of tea costs about 3$ and I don't ever go there because the food is very expensive.
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@Porcospino (18385)
• Denmark
8 May 12
I could imagine that the tourists from the 5-star hotels would eat there. Some tourists have a lot of money, that is true. Personally I never stay at expensive hotels or eat at expensive restaurants when I travel. I couldn't afford that, and I don't need that kind of expensive things. I wouldn't visit that kind of restaurant even if I could afford it, because there are many other places where you can get delicious food without spending a fortune.