After being dazzled by Cirque du Soleil Ka at the MGM in Las Vegas, my stomach was growling something fierce. All those acrobatics worked up an appetite. For me. Before the show, we had scoped out all the well renowned restaurants and after a short game of eenie-meenie-miney-mo, Michael Mina’s Nobhill Tavern was “it”.
I instinctively clutched my purse, as I had heard they had an $85 Lobster Pot Pie.
I immediately spotted the Maine Lobster Pot Pie on the menu for MP (Market Price) which was, yep, a whopping 85 bucks. I briefly wondered if the crust would be laced with 24kt gold or if the copper pot they cooked it in was a souvenir to take home. Nope. And nope.
As much as I really wanted the experience of such an exquisite, once-in-a-lifetime dish, I couldn’t justify spending that amount on one persons meal. That is not like me. Being cheap, yes. Passing up on a unique new experience, almost never.
…the most unique dish showed up at the next door table just to taunt me. “Look at what the high rollers are eating. You passed up on this pot pie? You big cheapy.”
I ogled as the server cracked the crust and dished out enough lobster and baby vegetables to feed two.
What’s the most expensive restaurant you have been too? Did you ever really regret not trying a dish at a restaurant?