Most Expensive Thanksgiving Dinner

Ever thought about hosting an “expensive” Thanksgiving dinner, costing… say about $181,000? The last time it was offered was in 2019 at the Old Homestead Steak House in New York City.  

The most expensive Thanksgiving dinner is evidently representative of the decadent side of human nature…or is it?

It’s safe to say that, most likely, it will not be offered during this pandemic year.  

But one never knows…does one…

Well, what does an expensive Thanksgiving dinner look like in the first place?

Expensive Thanksgiving Dinner

Old Homestead Steak House Shopping List

Let’s take a peek at some of the ingredients on Homestead’s grocery list, so to speak:

20 lb Free Range Turkey$5,800
Edible Gold Flakes$2,000
Exotic Middle Easter Spices$4,000
Louis XIII Cognac$3,650/bottle
12 Loaves of Bread$125/ea
Caspian Sea Caviar$1,800/oz
Taylor Fladgale 40 yr. Tawny Port$460/bottle
Spanish Bacon$1,200/lb
Imported Truffles$1,050/oz
United Kingdom White Cheddar$300/lb
Japanese Wagyu Beef Bacon$480/lb
Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon$3,800/bottle
Cristal Champagne$300 – $18,800/bottle
Dom Perignon$292 – $49,000

The menu also included a seafood stuffing consisting primarily of Maine Lobster, Alaska King Crab, and Otoro Tuna.  

A panoply of veggies – whipped potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, roasted butternut squash and white asparagus- rounded out this dining extravaganza.

And this super elegant dinner came with its own special perks:

  • Seven day SeaDream Yacht Club Cruise for 2 – $50,000
  • A Hudson Yards luxury shopping spree – $20,000
  • Four Super Bowl tickets, first class flights, and 5 star accommodations – $30,000
  • His and Her iPhones – latest version
  • Bottle of Special Reserve Cristal
  • Tickets to The Voice and Macy’s Day Parade
  • And finally, a Bentley Bentayga SUV Guided Tour of New York City

Whew, That’s An Expensive Turkey Dinner!

Well, once you review the menu and laugh hysterically at your empty bank account, then, ideally, it does sound like a delicious, romantic adventure.

If given the assignment, how would you put together an expensive, delectable Thanksgiving dinner to be enjoyed by close family and friends?

And while you’re thinking about that, I wonder what a poor man’s turkey dinner would really look like today?