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by JP Bill / February 10, 2007 3:00 AM PST
Millionaires fly to Bangkok for US$25,000 dinner

Six three-star Michelin chefs from France, Italy and Germany will cook the meal's 10 courses, each paired with a rare fine wine.

"It's surreal! The whole thing is surreal," said Alain Soliveres, the celebrated chef of Paris's Taillevent restaurant, who was commissioned to prepare two of his signature dishes including the first on the menu: a creme brulee of foie gras to be washed down with a 1990 Cristal champagne - a bubbly that sells for more than US$500 a bottle but still stands out as one of the cheapest wines on the menu.

"To have brought together all of these three-star Michelin chefs and to serve these wines for so many people is just an incredible feat," Soliveres said ahead of the dinner.

Few expenses have been spared in putting together the event, titled "Epicurean Masters of the World."

Chefs submitted their grocery lists to organizers and the ingredients were flown in fresh: black truffles, foie gras, oysters and live Brittany lobsters from France; caviar from Switzerland; Jerusalem artichokes and white truffles from Rome.

Diners will sip their way through legendary vintages, like a 1985 Romanee Conti, a 1959 Chateau Mouton Rotshchild, a 1967 Chateau d'Yquem and a 1961 Chateau Palmer, considered "one of the greatest single wines of the 20th century," said Alun Griffiths of Berry Bros. & Rudd, the British wine merchants that procured and shipped about six bottles of each wine for the dinner
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Hey, wait! Was round trip air fare included?
by Angeline Booher / February 10, 2007 3:28 AM PST

I saw that taxes and tips weren't. Happy

I suspect that the diners are quite used to such fine cuisine. But the exclusivity of the gathering was probably enticing.

Now for your beans and weiners. One of my favorites. I cut up the weiners and saute them with sliced onions before adding the beans.

BTw, you'd have to pay me to go to Bangkok. Happy

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Re: I'm having beans and weiners.
by hh / February 10, 2007 3:42 AM PST

I know, I can hear it from here!

Sorry couldn't resist Devil

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You're safe
by JP Bill / February 10, 2007 4:23 AM PST

if you only hear them. Wink

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(NT) I guess your SOL if you like Beer.
by grimgraphix / February 10, 2007 5:07 AM PST
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I heard the expression
by PudgyOne / February 10, 2007 6:15 AM PST

"You are what you eat!"

I know it doesn't hold true but it's a fun remark.


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