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Posted: 17-May-2004, 08:40 AM
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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.

Full story at: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20040517/D.../D82KAG900.html



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Posted: 17-May-2004, 08:54 AM
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well I guess going there for breakfast is out of the question....


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Posted: 17-May-2004, 10:14 AM
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$65 an ounce?! Let's see, that's $1040 a pound! And I thought $6.95 a pound for steak was expensive.


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Posted: 17-May-2004, 10:21 AM
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$65 an ounce?! Let's see, that's $1040 a pound! And I thought $6.95 a pound for steak was expensive.

LOL! You see, all in life is relative...

1.000$...now, that's certainly not MY reality...*shaking her head*


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Posted: 17-May-2004, 10:30 AM
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My relatives can't afford $1040 a pound, either. tongue.gif
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Posted: 17-May-2004, 11:30 AM
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Posted: 17-May-2004, 01:10 PM
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How do you think sausage gravy would go with caviar?


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Posted: 17-May-2004, 01:40 PM
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Can I get grits with that?


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Posted: 17-May-2004, 02:06 PM
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Caviar Omelet at Norma's - $1,000
Breakfast Buffet at Shoney's - $5.99
Being able to enjoy a meal without worrying about the financing - priceless
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Posted: 17-May-2004, 02:12 PM
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It's not the financing that worries me about Shoney's... You can ENJOY a meal there? Really??? eek.gif

Sorry, but Shoney's is on my list of Places to Avoid While on Eastern Road Trips. Now Cracker Barrel is worth a road trip all by itself...
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Posted: 17-May-2004, 02:24 PM
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It's not the financing that worries me about Shoney's... You can ENJOY a meal there? Really???

Sorry, but Shoney's is on my list of Places to Avoid While on Eastern Road Trips. Now Cracker Barrel is worth a road trip all by itself...


Enjoyed a meal there yesterday, as a matter of fact. Of course, it helps to know which Shoney's has a good buffet and which one's to avoid. Dunno about the Eastern ones, but the Southern ones are usually pretty good. Tip: Never trust a skinny cook.

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LOL. Best line in this thread.

Local restaurants around here serve Shrimp and Grits. I even found it on seafood buffets, even at Shoney's. It can be quite tasty (though not on a buffet).


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Posted: 17-May-2004, 08:37 PM
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Sorry -- definition of Eastern to a Californian is anything east of the Arizona border. The first - and last - time I ate at a Shoney's was in Virginia.
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