22 February 2007

Meal of a Lifetime

On a Saturday night 10 February 2007 the world's wealthiest food lovers some high-rolling 40 diners flew to Bangkok to attend a 10-course gourmet dinner which carried a price tag of US$25,000 a head.

Yes you got it right, I said $25,000 US Dollars Per person, tax and gratuities are not included :)

Branded with the name "Epicurean Masters of the World," the dinner was cooked by six 3-star Michelin chefs (four from France, one from Germany and one from Italy). The meal consisted of intricate items such as "tartar of Kobe beef with Imperial Beluga caviar and Belon oysters," "couquille Saint-Jacques and truffles," and "mousseline of 'pattes rouges' crayfish with morel mushroom infusion." Chefs, wine experts and organizers have dubbed the dinner “meal of a lifetime”.

Some of the chefs said they found it challenging to give diners their money's worth. Even they confessed their astonishment at the $25,000 price tag, when a full meal at their own restaurants cost around $260.

Antoine Westermann of Le Buerhiesel, a top-class restaurant in Strasbourg, France, shaved 31/2 ounces of Perigord truffles -worth about $350- onto each plate of his "coquille Saint-Jacques and truffles."

"It's crazy," commented Westermann. "The fact that one meal could be this expensive. After this, nothing can shock me," he said with a shrug.

Think that's decadent? The evening's wine cost more than $200,000.

Ultimately, the event was for charity, (most of the profits will go to Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Chaipattana Foundation, a rural development program set up by the king of Thailand) and consisted of 15 paying guests and 25 invited guests.

Tell me, how can I get on the next guest list, PLEASE :)

The complete Menu:

--Creme brulee of foie gras with Tonga beans
1990 Louis Roederer Cristal
chef: Alain Soliveres from Taillevent in Paris, France
--Tartare of Kobe beef with Imperial Beluga caviar and Belon oysters
1995 Krug Clos du Mesnil
chef: Antoine Westermann from Le Buerhiesel in Strasbourg, France
--Mousseline of "pattes rouges" crayfish with morel mushroom infusion
2000 Corton-Charlemagne, Domaine Jean Francois Coche-Dury
chef: Alain Soliveres from Taillevent
--"Tarte fine" with scallops and black truffles
1996 Le Montrachet, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti
chef: Antoine Westermann from Le Buerhiesel
--Brittany Lobster "Osso Bucco"
1985 Romanee-Conti, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti
chef: Jean-Michel Lorain from La Cote Saint Jacques in Joigny, France
--Ravioli with guinea fowl and burrata cheese with a veal and truffle sauce
1961 Chateau Palmer
chef: Annie Feolde from Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence, Italy
--Saddle of lamb "Leonel"
1959 Chateau Mouton Rothschild
chef: Marc Meneau from L'Esperance in Vezelay, France
--Sorbet "Dom Perignon"
--Supreme of pigeon en croute with cepes mushroom sauce and cipollotti
1961 Chateau Haut-Brion
chef: Heinz Winkler from Residenz Heinz Winkler in Aschau, Germany
--Veal cheeks with Perigord truffles
1955 Chateau Latour
chef: Heinz Winkler from Residenz Heinz Winkler
--Imperial gingerbread pyramid with caramel and salted butter ice-cream
1967 Chateau d'Yquem
chef: Jean-Michel Lorain from La Cote Saint Jacques

17 February 2007

Source of SARS

An Actual store downton Cairo (NO Comment)

01 February 2007

9 Things I Hate About Everyone

1. People who point at their wrist while asking for the time.... I know
where my watch is pal, where the hell is yours? Do I point at my crotch
when I ask where the toilet is?

2. People who are willing to get off their ass to search the entire room
for the tv remote because they refuse to walk to the tv and change the
channel manually.

3. When people say "Oh you just want to have your cake and eat it too".
Damn right! What good is cake if you can't eat it?

4. When people say "it's always the last place you look". Of course it is.
Why the hell would you keep looking after you've found it? Do people do
this? Who and where are they? Gonna Kick their asses!

5. When people say while watching a film "did you see that?". No Loser, I
paid 20 EGP to come to the cinema and stare at the damn floor.

6. People who ask "Can I ask you a question?".... Didn't really give me a
choice there, did ya sunshine?

7. When something is 'new and improved!'. Which is it? If it's new, then
there has never been anything before it. If it's an improvement, then there
must have been something before it, couldn't be new.

8. When people say "life is short". What the hell?? Life is the longest
damn thing anyone ever does!! What can you do that's longer?

9. When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks "Has the bus come
yet?". If the bus came would I be standing here, dumbass?