Day 328: The obscenely-priced $777 Paris Casino burger

27 11 2010

I’ve talked before about horrifyingly unhealthy foods, but when I recently read about the $777 hamburger at the Paris Casino in Las Vegas, it reinforced that people really have lost all common sense. According to the Consumerist, the staff at NPR  reviewed the overpriced burger as part of their “Sandwich Mondays” series. (The meal was comped by the casino.)

Apparently the crazy expensive burger consists of Kobe beef, Maine lobster, onions, imported Brie cheese, pancetta bread and 100-year aged balsamic vinegar — all served with a bottle of Rose Dom Perignon champagne. I wonder if the 100-year aged balsamic tastes much different from the bottle of probably-expired, rarely-used balsamic we have sitting in our kitchen pantry? 😉 The article didn’t say what vintage of Dom Perignon is served with the meal, but looking at the photo on NPR’s site (which I was unable to snag), it appears to be from 1996. When I looked up the price for that year, Wine.com listed it as $429. So wouldn’t that mean the burger really only costs around $350? Oooh, a bargain! If you hit the big jackpot at the casino, then blow over $700 on a burger … don’t whine when you’re broke in 6 months.

Then again, I’d be willing to bet the $777 Paris Casino burger tastes far better than these I spotted a local McDonald’s. (Decimal points are important, people.)

McDonald's must be pricier in the suburbs.

Today’s food journal:

Breakfast:
— Organic whole wheat english muffin with peanut butter = 3 points

Lunch:
— 2 black bean soft tacos (Qdoba) = 5.5 points
— Diet root beer = 0 points

Dinner:
— Black bean nachos = 15 points (est.)
— Iced tea = 0 points

Snack:
– Skinny Cow ice cream = 2 points

Life’s a journey. Enjoy the ride!

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