After sucking down a $500 milkshake, what's a stupidly wealthy person to do with their wad of Benjamins? Rest easy, Richie Rich, because New York's Empire Steak House has something right up your alley, and it also takes care of your New Year's Eve plans! At a meager $10000, it's a steal.
The $10K NYE menu is a dinner for two, and man is it something. Things start off with a pound of Ostera caviar p/person and a bottle of 2010 Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac for the table. For perspective, that wine is currently available at around $1300 on this London site.
Next is a light course of poached pears with merlot, goat cheese, figs, and toasted macadamia nuts. A Chateau d’Yquem lemon sorbet cleanses the palate before the main course. And then, to paraphrase the words of Sir William Smith, sh*t gets real. Wagyu Kobe beef. Pan-seared matsutake mushrooms. Vintage port demi-glace. South African lobster tail with Cristal sauce. Black truffles. WHITE ASPARAGUS.
If you still have room, dessert is three-layer chocolate torte with raspberry and gold leaf served with Louis XIII Cognac pudding. While you devour everything, you'll be serenaded by Frank Sinatra impersonators, who'll be singing all 24hrs until the ball drops. Start selling all your worldly possessions now, and this NYE you'll be celebrating with the big shots.
Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist, and has been known to spend upwards of six whole dollars on bottles of Andre for New Year's. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.