The Old Homestead Steakhouse in New York’s Meatpacking District has a lot to be thankful for this season, because a group of four deep-pocketed gourmets has taken them up on their $35,000 Thanksgiving dinner promotion.
According to The New York Daily News, Old Homestead’s $35,000 Thanksgiving dinner is a nine-course meal for four people that includes squab stuffed with foie gras and soaked in Courvoisier L'Esprit Cognac, which sells for $5,000 a bottle. (But who would really notice if they swapped in a cheaper bottle in the kitchen?) The turkey is stuffed with seen pounds of Wagyu beef and topped with gravy made from giblets and a $1,750 bottle of 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild.
Side dishes include mashed potatoes with Swedish moose cheese and sweet potatoes topped with Royal Osetra 000 caviar.
Old Homestead co-owner Mark Sherry said the restaurant decided to do this because a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is “basic.”
"Let's face it, Thanksgiving dinner is boring, basic and, frankly, unimaginative," Sherry told the New York Daily News. "[This is] turkey dinner with attitude and personality."
According to Sherry, someone has actually already bought one of these decadent feasts, so it's not just a PR stunt. There are eight seats still available Thursday night, on the off-chance there are eight more people out there who think Thanksgiving needs a five-figure price tag.
The restaurant also has a $65 Thanksgiving dinner option that comes with turkey, stuffing, and the opportunity to watch some rich people eat a $35,000 dinner.