In an earlier post some 'hounds are asking how one can spend $650.00 for lunch for two at the French Laundry. Granted this is big bucks for one lunch but this is no ordinary lunch. Overall, in my opinion, I really don't see why we need to justify or explain ourselves as to why or how we spent this money for lunch or dinner. We just did for our enjoyment-period.
Some people think nothing of having $5 coffees every day at Starbucks which adds up to over $1,000 buckaroos in a year. Others like their weekly manicure/pedicures. Whatever. That person is paying for it. Why do we suddenly get a bit moralistic about food being expensive when we think nothing about paying big bucks for cars, houses, jewelry, weddings, etc. Is it that food is more disposable? What about the memory and experience of being in a legendary restaurant like The French Laundry? If I had the choice between one wonderful lunch at the French Laundry for $650.00 or six so-so lunches/dinners at $100.00 each, guess which one I'd go with?