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Is omelette what it's cracked up to be?

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

This one is just too good to pass up. A luxury hotel in downtown New York City has debuted a new breakfast menu item - a $1,000 omelet! When I first read this brief article, I assumed it was a typographical error and they meant an outrageously priced $100 omelet. Nope, there it is in black and white - $1,000.

That makes gasoline prices look downright cheap.

It seems that the gimmick - which has yet to find a buyer - contains six eggs, lobster and 10 ounces of sevruga caviar which costs $65 per ounce. Put it together and serve it for a cool grand.

And for you cheap breakfast eaters, there's a one ounce caviar version for a humble $100.

Now I fully understand this is a gimmick. I doubt seriously if anyone will dine on the costly eggs. But then again, the world is full of crazy rich folk and hip hop mavens with money to burn. So who knows.

Can you imagine for a minute if some third world resident were to read about this expensive concoction and believe that is the way of life in America? That $1,000 might represent a lifetime's worth of wages in some corners of the world. And you wonder why we're often labeled Ugly Americans?

I'm no expert on caviar but mixing fish eggs with chicken eggs seems somewhat less than appetizing. But who am I to know the delicate flavors of exotic food items? Only in New York (or Kalifornia).

I'll stick to eggs and bacon and biscuits and gravy. But when they hit the $1,000 mark, I'm switching to cereal!



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