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post #181 of 233
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Please don't misunderstand ... I am not suggesting that I'd limit four figure wine purchases to Screaming Eagle. Moreover, there won't be that many four figure purchases ... not even for investment. I don't invest in wine.

EDIT: I've had Screaming Eagle only once at a restaurant ... at La Toque in the Napa Valley ... and I wasn't picking up the tab that evening. A couple of other bottles were gifts ... and I purchased two for a special dinner at home. Not one of my purchases was north of $1300 ... probably the most I've spent (even when adjusting for inflation) on a bottle of wine at any time in my life.

Honestly I don't buy wine as an investment either but if I had the money burning a hole in my pocket and the extreme luck to have the chance to even buy it I might pull the trigger.

I think I just have a big problem paying for extremely expensive food and drink items, like top grade Wagyu and Truffle. The very high price doesn't give me much more enjoyment than just stellar produce at reasonable, more every day prices. For me, these things are once every few months kinds of things.
post #182 of 233
I rang up almost 12k entertaining some wealthy arab oil clients in an NYC establishment. Between me and their entouarge, it was 25 more or less people. The major item was champagne and high end vodka.
post #183 of 233
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Question- how do you bring your own wine / do corkage if you are doing a tasting menu / dont know the menu beforehand / etc?

I rarely spend more that 50 pounds a bottle. My wine taste buds are so crap that even that is lost on me.

K

Best is to call the restaurant and ask if you can bring your own wine.
post #184 of 233
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I rang up almost 12k entertaining some wealthy arab oil clients in an NYC establishment. Between me and their entouarge, it was 25 more or less people. The major item was champagne and high end vodka.

damn
post #185 of 233
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I rang up almost 12k entertaining some wealthy arab oil clients in an NYC establishment. Between me and their entouarge, it was 25 more or less people. The major item was champagne and high end vodka.

Hope your deal went well. what was the vokda?
post #186 of 233
I dropped nearly 1000 EUR at L'Ambroisie for two people this past June. Alcohol was only 30% of the bill. Punch to the gut kind of bill but the food was amazing.
post #187 of 233
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Perhaps this is an unorthodox question, but how much have you shelled out, personally, in one evening?

Anyone top this?

http://www.businessinsider.com/jay-z...dinner-2009-11

Maybe he should have been saving to reinvest in the transfer market...

KTBFFH!
post #188 of 233
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Perhaps this is an unorthodox question, but how much have you shelled out, personally, in one evening?

Anyone top this?

http://www.businessinsider.com/jay-z...dinner-2009-11

$26k of it was alcohol.

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Good thing they added 20% gratuity since he's Russian.

LOL!!!!!
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post #190 of 233
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So that's where the money in those offering plates goes to.
post #191 of 233
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So that's where the money in those offering plates goes to.

Talk about giving back to the community.
post #192 of 233
$650 for two at L2O is my highest, but will surely be topped in february 2011 when i finnally make it to alinea.
post #193 of 233
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$650 for two at L2O is my highest, but will surely be topped in february 2011 when i finnally make it to alinea.

Yes, I think 2 usually runs a bit under $1000
post #194 of 233
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$650 for two at L2O is my highest, but will surely be topped in february 2011 when i finnally make it to alinea.
I spent more at L20 than Alinea, but we had the tasting menu with the supposed upscale food (I can't remember what they called this particular menu).
post #195 of 233
You must have had the luxury tasting menu at l2o. Do you think it was worth it?

Actually now that alinea has gone to a singular menu for 195, it may end up being a bit cheaper than my trip to l2o since we plan to split the wine pairing.
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