You have doubtless heard the expression ‘eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper’. Of course, this is the oft-quoted nutritional advice which recommends eating less later in the day as a means to stay in shape. However, the international lottery platform Lottoland’s recent article shows just how you might eat every meal like a king; although you’ll have to pay a king’s ransom to do it! We’re going to take a look at how you might approach breakfast, lunch and dinner if money truly was no object.
So where exactly do you go for breakfast if you’ve got lottery winner’s money burning a hole in your pocket? Manhattan seems like a pretty good place to start for those in the market for ridiculously expensive meals, and indeed that is where we will find our luxury breakfast. A simple omelette couldn’t be that expensive, right? Probably not, but there is nothing simple about the omelette on offer from Norma’s in the Le Parker Meridien Hotel. The so-called ‘Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata’ may not cost quite that much, but it will set you back a hefty $2,000. This breakfast dish consists of a six-egg omelette topped with the meat from a whole lobster and 10 ounces of Sevurga caviar, which explains the enormous price tag. Feel like a coffee with breakfast? Well a quick hop over to Singapore will be required (but hey, you are a lottery winner!) in order to sample Esmerelda Geisha, a Peruvian blend costing $62 USD a cup.
Lunch is next on the menu, so what do you fancy? So many options, but let’s go for the humble taco, the simple and filling snack which has been popular in Mexico since before the Spanish showed up. There is nothing humble about the version we are going to sample though, as you will pay an epic $25,000 for this Mexican taco from the Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort. This lunch-time treat consists of Kobe beef, langoustine, beluga caviar, civet coffee, black truffle brie and a tequila-infused salsa. And gold flakes are liberally sprinkled on top so as to bump up that price. A beer to wash down your meal? A 500ml bottle of Nail Brewing Antarctic Nail Ale will set you back $1,800, the expensive incurred due to the fact that Antarctic ice was used by the Aussie brewers to create their concoction.
We arrive at the evening meal, and having come this far are certainly not going to dine like a pauper. Our meals to date have consisted of everyday fare (albeit with a monster upgrade) so let’s finish the day with a pizza. It’s back to Manhattan for this repast, where you will spend $2,000 on this precious pie from the Industry Kitchen. The pizza comes topped with Stilton cheese foie gras, truffles, Ossetra caviar, Almas caviar, and is sprinkled with those all-important 24K gold leaves. Still hungry? Let’s top off the meal with the Golden Opulence Sundae from another New York dining establishment: Serendipity 3. This delightful treat will cost $1,000, so make sure to enjoy every spoonful. You get three scoops of Tahitian vanilla bean ice-cream, covered in 23K edible gold leaf (of course). Add a sauce made from the world’s most expensive chocolate and exotic candied fruits imported from Paris, alongside a bowl of Grand Passion dessert caviar. If the price still seems a little steep, then the good news is that you get to keep the $300 Baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet which it is served in!