Greetings, fellow hounds - I am facing something of a moral quandary. In these economic times, do you think it is a moral failing to agree to "pay $700...for lunch..." as one colleague put it? Is it ever justified to pay that much money for a meal? Granted, I know the crowd here generally will not balk at this sort of thing. And I have read the numerous reviews of the Per Se experience and realize that it is a 'once-in-a-lifetime' event. However, by suggesting I would go here with my fiancee on Valentine's Day, I have succeeded in offending some parts of my thrifty-Catholic-New England family and it has led me to question my decision. (Besides morality, the other argument from the clan being that no meal - ever - is worth $275pp).
Would love your feedback.