Fantasy Friday: Le Meridien Serves World's Most Expensive Omelette
We've said it many a time, we're a dreamy lot here at HotelChatter, and part of our job is to help you escape daily life with a bit of travel fantasy. Today's enticing entry might be a bit do-able, though, something you could re-create at home! Ok, that's a stretch, but read on anyway!
Perfect for this weekend's breakfast and brunch plans, we've got The Most Expensive Omelette in the World, courtesy of Norma's restaurant at Le Parker Meridien Hotel. It's called the "Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata" and it costs a cool $1,000. The restaurant's tag line for this eggy-goodness is, "Norma dares you to expense this." Yep, for real. Now why does it cost so much?
Simple, it's filled to the brim with a whole lobster and topped with 10 ounces of caviar. That's over $500 worth of fish eggs right there. The rest of the cost is for the lobster, eggs, cream, and herbs.
Obviously this omelette is mostly for show as the restaurant only sells about a dozen of them a year.
We suppose in the golden days of true expense accounts where you could maybe slide one of these things through if you were closing a huge deal, you could be ballsy and order it. But, for the budget-challenged, the more affordable (snort!) $100 version might be up your alley (there's just one ounce of sevruga--sigh) or just stick to Norma's other offerings like the yummy Nutella Packed Jacks, or Breakfast Dumplings that are stuffed with scrambled eggs, shrimp and mushrooms, which are also damned good and won't have you living on Cheetos for a month (or two).