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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

WTF?

Or, if you prefer, what the fuck???

I just took a look at the French Laundry page and it appears that all tasting menus at both the French Laundry and Per Se are now $210 DOLLARS. PER PERSON. Jesus Christ!

I found this out while looking for Per Se info for a possible trip to NYC this summer. In other words, I'm considering spending more on the meal than on the plane ticket. I think I just got so disgusted with myself that I might actually vomit. Hungry, anyone?

Now, we all know that I think Thomas Keller is a genius. I mean, in my world he's practically a deity. But $210 fucking dollars? That's just flat out ass rape right there. Especially when you consider that it was still at $175 a person when I ate there in November.

You want to know the really sick thing? I'd probably WOULD still save all my pennies just so I could pay that much to eat there. It's jerkwads like me that allow shit like this to happen. Damn!

I keep telling you people that I have a problem. I need that intervention and I need it now.

xoxo
Joy

"To eat is a necessity. To eat intelligently is an art."
-- La Rochefoucauld

P.S. I got a juicy scoop last night that I can't divulge yet...BUT it involves my friend Scott and some other really fucking cool people that get me all hot and bothered. I'll tell you as soon as he lets me, but when all the bitches start pretending like they knew first, just know that I knew so early that I can't even talk about it yet. So there!

8 Comments:

Blogger Robert said...

The price has not raised. Just the service charge is included on the site. Previously it was not.

3/22/2006 8:20 PM  
Blogger Joy said...

Ahhh...that makes sense. I feel so much better now. Thanks so much, Robert!

3/22/2006 8:55 PM  
Blogger penny said...

I just wanted to say I love your food blogs. It's hilarious! Check out pics from my French Laundry event when you get a chance. Excellent food. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pengrin/111772966/

3/23/2006 2:13 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

c'mon....it's close to 200 per person at Manresa.....and TK has it goin on over DK anyday. I think it's definitely appropriate to enjoy expensive meals every few weeks. It's how we gauge just how bad alot of dining experiences can really be.

3/23/2006 9:15 PM  
Blogger Joy said...

Brenda -- last I checked, Manresa was $105 per person for the tasting menu. That's a far cry from $200 (but as Robert said, the $210 includes the service charge -- still, Manresa is less even when you factor in the tip).

3/24/2006 6:13 AM  
Blogger bobgirrl said...

$210 is a disgusting amount of money even with a service charge. Yes, the food is out-of-this-world, but I'm lucky enough to have been twice, and for $210 I can have a lot of meals at a lot of other truly fine restaurants (Gary Danko, Manresa, Cyrus...) I don't think I'll be going back to TFL any time soon. (Unless of course my future ex-husband wants to take me. Now that is another story.)

3/24/2006 8:44 AM  
Blogger drbiggles said...

Oh gee, now the price includes the service charge. This all makes sense now.
Hey, Mr. Keller, while you're at it, just slip me your mortgage and I'll pay that too! WFO (what the fuck, over?)

F.L and P.Se are SO out of my league. 210 dollars for dinner, that's like Giraffe Money.

Biggles

3/24/2006 3:38 PM  
Blogger SF Photorama said...

I just ate at French Laundry and yes it was 210 not including drinks. So after we were all finished the total for 4 was about 2k. The food was amazing but I think I was sick at the end!

3/25/2006 5:56 AM  

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