Punishment for gluttons

I just ate a meal that must have cost about $200 a head. When the wine wears off, I’m going to feel totally guilty about eating a single dinner that costs as much as I spend on lunches in a month.

Meanwhile, in news of things that are moderately less frivolous and guilt-inducing, we bid farewell to the Super Metroid Fun Club topic as it gives way to a discussion of Metroid Prime 3. Too soon, you say? Very well. Have a look at this week’s DVD releases instead. Yes, the DVDs don’t come out until the same day as MP3, but the release list isn’t participatory, you see.

Uh… I feel what I’m writing isn’t making any sense. I’m addled with amazing food and excellent wine and need to go fall into bed… and a food coma.

15 thoughts on “Punishment for gluttons

  1. Spending $200 on a meal can be sooo worth it. Anthony Bourdain writes very well about a Sushi restaurant in New York that costs $350 and is, apparently, worth every penny. You must give details so we can bask in your reflected glory. Then you can re-read what you wrote and live it all afresh in your memory.

  2. yeah, the iron chef restaurant where i proposed was around that too. where did you go, the french laundry? chez panisse?

  3. No, it was at Quince. They ate at French Laundry a few days ago without me, since I had to work and couldn’t take time off to go up to Napa. How sad is that, eh?

  4. how was it? my girlfriend and i are growing into being hardcore foodies, so i’m always looking for new restaurants out of my price range.

  5. I’m fairly certain you wouldn’t be able to eat there — I think just about everything on the menu was based around meat(s).

  6. That’s ridiculously expensive. I feel extravagant when I spend $30 a month eating out. But dear lord, did one meal really cost that much money? I spend less then $200 a month for all my groceries-maybe $40 for my brown bag lunches. I guess the cost of living really goes up when you compare San Fransisco to my home near Texas.

  7. No, see, quince (and other really high end restaurants) are expensive because they are luxury items, not normal meals. It’s like comparing a night at the ritz carlton vs schlepping it at motel 6. one is for very special occasions and really great once-in-a-lifetime style meals, and the other is for day to day.

    you can’t really compare a meal at, say, the french laundry, with a dinner at pasta pomodoro or something.

  8. it’s an old yiddish word meaning “to move slowly or laboriously”, but has taken on a colloquial definition of kinda pushing through your daily grind.

  9. it’s a word meaning “philliam”

    anyway, i love going to super expensive restaurants and having the chefs come up with creative ways to justify charging obscene prices for vegetarian food–more often than not, i get spectacular results.

  10. I think about the most I’ve ever paid for a meal was around $50 dollars (including tip) for lobster. But I don’t drink wine so that saves a lot. Funny thing about that lobster dinner – I was having dinner with my family at this really nice seafood restaurant but I was the only one who ordered seafood.

  11. Well, yeah. I live in San Francisco. Anything that isn’t fast food is gonna be $8-10. And lunch is my only large meal for the day, so I can’t just bring a sandwich.

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