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Roman Abramovich’s $52,000 Lunch Bill / What Rich people eat

gafunleegafunlee Posts: 92Member
edited November 2009 in current events
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"yes people, that is FIFTY TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS"

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Roman Abramovich is working wonders for the global GDP.

First, there was the recent soft-launch of his yacht, the world’s largest.

Then there was his purchase of a $90 million estate in St. Bart’s.

Now comes word of a $52,000 lunch in Manhattan.

According to TMZ, Mr. Abramovich hosted nine guests at Nello’s on the Upper East Side on Friday. The tab came to $47,221.09. He added another $5,000 tip (on top of the $7,328 gratuity already included) for a total of $52,221.09.

In an email, a spokesman for Mr. Ambramovich denied the bill was Mr Abramovich’s. He said Mr. Abramovich did eat at the restaurant but that the “party spent no more than a tiny fraction of that amount - less than a couple of percent.”

A manager at the restaurant declined to comment.

The bill shown by TMZ, however, is rich with details–and explains how someone could rack up a $52,000 bill. The main culprits: wine and truffles.

There were the three bottles of La Tache, for $5,000 each (alas, the bill doesn’t give the vintage). There were the two bottles of Petrus, also at $5,000 each. And two bottles of Cristal Rose, at $5,000 each.

The food was typical Manhattan, with most entrees going for $50 or less. But the group had two orders of truffle carpaccio for $100 each, and three truffle taglionis for $585.

Is this shocking and abhorrent at a time when so many in the U.S. are losing their homes and jobs?

That is one way to look at it.

Another way is to thank him for being a one-man stimulus package. Beyond the lunch, I’m sure the Abramovich visit included plenty of shopping, hotels, drivers, nightclubs, and (perhaps) artwork at this week’s big auction nights.

And as a New York resident, I look at the $3251.89 tax line and have two simple words for Mr. Abramovich: Thank you.

What do you think of the Abramovich lunch bill?

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2009/11/02/rom...000-lunch-bill/
and http://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/what-rich-people-eat-cci
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  • JJ no BakaJJ no Baka BLOWFISHIES! BAY AREAAPosts: 2,509Member
    edited November 2009
    That's one person's yearly salary right there.

    Do you really need $100 truffles? $5,000 wine?
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  • twinkle_l0vetwinkle_l0ve Sydney, AUSTRALIAPosts: 10,190Member

    IDOL

    I clicked on the link for his picture
    why is he not ....obese
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  • erureerure photography junkie CaliforniaPosts: 5,927Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    QUOTE (twinkle_l0ve @ Nov 3 2009, 11:00 PM) »
    I clicked on the link for his picture
    why is he not ....obese

    Just because the food was expensive doesn't mean it was copious in quantity.
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  • miki_chanmiki_chan Posts: 4,015Member

    ROOKIE

    Oh my gosh.
    I hope the food was nice, but geez look at that bill. All in one day D:
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  • JAMIEEJAMIEE CaliforniaPosts: 913Member
    geeez. i'd rather buy a car with that money.

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  • IdaIda YG's CampPosts: 3,256Member
    It's his money - if he wants to spend it on food, that's his choice. Though I am more interested in the employment there. One tip = $5000. Dang. He just needs to come in like that once a week...and I am making more money than some doctors and lawyers.

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  • dodicidodici VAPosts: 1,270Member

    IDOL

    Can he pay off my school loans while he is at it? Please and thank you.
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  • StevenSteven Posts: 317Member

    ROOKIE

    I could get a car and go on a shopping spree and go eat some korean tofu soup or my thai food!
    wow I would not spend that much!
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  • yeppmusic7yeppmusic7 SummervillePosts: 1,259Member

    ROOKIE

    what kind of water costs freaking 12 dollars?
    but wow, a lot of money lol
    i would totally buy a car with that
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  • Atmosphere.Atmosphere. RELAX. SEATTLEPosts: 12,656Member
    Wow......................... if I had so much money, I would probably try the most very expensive dish, but only once and that's it. Just curiosity how it taste like and how good the quality of the expensive dish is.

    I just hope they don't do that everyday... over foods.. goodness.
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  • GofishusGofishus The Reckoning CaliforniaPosts: 3,068Member

    IDOL

    Rich people don't care. I work 12 hours a day for 2 years to pay off my $18,000 debt and he spends $52,000 in a day. It's nothing to them.
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  • azn099azn099 Houston, TXPosts: 475Member
    this is good. people need to start spending again to improve our economic situation.
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  • thisismyvthisismyv 自由の戦士 Santa Clara, CaliforniaPosts: 2,344Member
    edited November 2009
    ^ or donate some of it to us poor people! image

    QUOTE (dodici @ Nov 4 2009, 05:57 AM) »
    Can he pay off my school loans while he is at it? Please and thank you.


    HAHA! And I was gonna ask if he can lend me 20 bucks for dinner tonight... XD
    That is an INSANE bill! O_O holy crap... did they go to this restaurant specifically to spend so much money??
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  • justwildbeatjustwildbeat Ohio!Posts: 1,229Member
    That's a nice lunch. He can call me anytime if he wants a lunch buddy XD Actually you can blame the big charges on the a-a-a-alcohol, a lunch party isn't cheap in NYC image


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  • Honey.beeHoney.bee ? beepPosts: 6,094Member

    IDOL

    Lol, if I have the moola to spur, why not having the dream lunch of life time? But If I were him, I'd use dollar by dollar.
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  • bodaboda ?? ?????! Anchorage, AlaskaPosts: 1,223Member
    WTF man!!!!!!

    that can pay a whole year of college!!!
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  • hyeminniehyeminnie Posts: 4,165Member
    edited November 2009
    QUOTE (Ida @ Nov 4 2009, 07:21 AM) »
    It's his money - if he wants to spend it on food, that's his choice.

    Yes, let the man spend his illegally gained funds however he pleases.

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  • nestachannestachan CanadaPosts: 236Member
    what a waste of money, i rather get a burger for like 3 bucks. =="
    i bet they didn't even finish all of it.
    well, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. :/
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  • x.3christinex.3christine Posts: 1,871Member

    ROOKIE

    that can pay for so much stuff....
    i could have bought so much stuff with that kind of money....
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  • AdiAdi itsaddiiiii California, USAPosts: 543Member
    I would buy a brand new Mercedes or BMW with that. Mann.

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