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Ever had a $1,000 omelet?

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  1. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/Northeast/05/17/pricey.omelet.ap/index.html

    Pricey omelet costs $1,000
    Monday, May 17, 2004 Posted: 11:46 AM EDT (1546 GMT)


    NEW YORK (AP) -- It's not made of gold -- just eggs, lobster, caviar and a few trimmings.

    But an omelet on the menu of a swanky Manhattan hotel will set you back $1,000, plus tip.

    "I couldn't believe it was the price when I first saw '1,000' on the menu. I thought it was the calorie count," Virginia Marnell, a customer at Norma's restaurant in Le Parker Meridien hotel on West 57th Street, told the Daily News for Monday editions.

    The omelet, which debuted May 5 and is billed as the "Zillion Dollar Frittata," has six eggs, a lobster and -- here's the kicker -- 10 ounces of sevruga caviar.

    The restaurant pays $65 an ounce for the caviar, according to Norma's general manager, Steven Pipes.

    "Since we knew it was going to be a very expensive dish, we decided to have some fun with it," Pipes told the News. "It's not just a gimmick, though. It tastes good."

    Beside the omelet's entry in the menu is the following message: "Norma dares you to expense this."

    No one has ordered it yet.

    A "budget" version of the omelet, containing only one ounce of caviar, sells for $100.
  2. David

    David New Member

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    No way! Think I'll stick with the Denny's grand slam for $5.99
  3. Reef Engineer

    Reef Engineer New Member

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    Caviar is disgusting. Acquired taste my ***. I can't imagine shoveling 10 oz of that crap down my throat - I'd hurl after the first spoonful.
  4. David

    David New Member

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    Totally agree! Caviar, nasty personified.
  5. SoTex

    SoTex Giddy Up

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    I don't know what's more disgusting: The fish eggs or the price tag. :confused:
  6. Irving Cowboy

    Irving Cowboy The Chief

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    Damn Skippy!!! :D
  7. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    I had one of those today. It was alright.
  8. Hostile

    Hostile Persona Non Grata Zone Supporter

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    The post of the day.
  9. DallasCowpoke111

    DallasCowpoke111 Benched

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    ahhhhh, y'all just don't know what's good.

    a blini, topped w/ smoked salmon, alioi mayonaise, chopped egg and a TOP-GRADE caviar, chased w/ an ice cold shot of russian vodka!!??

    brother, THAT'S eatin'!!!!

    'course, i love anchovies, sardines, oysters and all that fishyer-the-better stuff, so there ya go.
  10. RatisBeast

    RatisBeast Chevy Guy

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    I'll stick with some Breakfast tacos for 1.00 or so a pop. :D

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