From NY Daily News:
This Thanksgiving feast has a ring to it -- if you say “I do” to the $45,000 price tag.
Old Homestead Steak House is rolling out a lavish, seven-course feast with an unusual side dish hidden inside the turkey: A two-karat emerald cut diamond engagement ring.
The meat mecca’s owners, Marc and Greg Sherry, offered a $35,000 feast last year at Thanksgiving -- and decided to up the ante and play carnivorous cupid this year after noticing a slew of men proposing to their significant others at the candlelit Meatpacking District restaurant.
"Too many guys wing it on Thanksgiving when it comes to popping the question,” says Marc. “They could use a little creativity, so we're planning everything from soup to nuts - and the engagement ring, too.”
That means strategically placing the sparkler inside the stuffing -- which is made with foie gras and imported Wagyu beef.
"Let's put it this way, these won't be your grandmother's carrots in the stuffing,” says Marc.
The massive, ultra-decadent meal feeds eight - that’s a whopping $5,625 per person -- and features top-flight champagne, caviar, truffles and a free-range organic turkey with gravy infused with a rare 1951 bottle of highly prized Pappy Van Winkle bourbon (value $4,900 per bottle).
Eaters with money to blow will also get two grandstand seats at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a $7,500 Black Friday shopping spree at Bergdorf Goodman and a two-night stay at the Waldorf Astoria with door-to-door limo service. You’ll even learn how to trim a turkey from the pros at Old Homestead.
Diners with a smaller bank roll can head over to Upper East Side Italian staple Nello, where for $295 per person they can buy a turkey with foie gras stuffing, white truffles and signature sides like roasted potatoes and carrots (feeds eight). There’ll also be apple pie for dessert.
What $45,000 at Old Homestead will get you this Thanksgiving:
* Roasted free-range, organically raised turkey ($75/lb.) seasoned with secret spices and basted with artisan butter and imported extra virgin olive oil ($17/oz.)
* Gravy from the basting renderings infused with Pappy Van Winkle bourbon ($4,900/bottle).
* Cranberry-orange relish with organic cranberries infused with Gran Marnier, imported aged balsamic vinegar ($60/oz.) and a touch of Chateau Mouton Rothschild ($1,750/bottle).
* Whipped sweet potatoes topped with Royal Osetra 000 caviar ($1,600/oz.).
* Creamy mashed potatoes with Swedish Moose House Cheese ($300/lb.).
* Butternut squash infused and garnished with winter black truffles ($220/lb.).
* Homemade pumpkin ice cream with an eggnog sauce infused with private-reserve rum ($4,200/bottle), finished with edible 24-carat gold flakes.
* Cristal and Dom Perignon champagnes, Opus One and Silver Oak wines (a six-liter bottle), and a 40-year-old Taylor port.