The American tradition of Thanksgiving was proclaimed a national holiday in 1863. It was originally celebrated around harvest season to use up the foods that weren’t easily stored during the winter. It was a good excuse to have a large feast.
President Abraham Lincoln, prompted by a series of editorials written by Sarah Josepha Hale, deemed a national day of Thanksgiving on the 26th day of November. The final Thursday of the month in 1863. It was then ordered to be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November from that day forward.
Present day Thanksgiving is a far cry from a reason to eat foods that can’t be stored. It’s a celebration of family, friends and a time to think of what you’re really thankful for in your life.
Now, if you happen to thankful for your luxurious lifestyle and wealth, you might want to spend Thanksgiving in New York City. It’s where the steakhouse, Old Homestead, is offering an opulent feast for the holiday this year, for $150,000.
What’s being offered this year is nearly double the $76,000 dinner it offered last year – in honor of its 150th anniversary.
Is it worth it?
Well you decide. Here’s what foxnews.com wrote is included:
The expensive meal feeds 12 and is made with the finest ingredients available including a 25-pound free-range turkey basted in imported olive oil and covered in edible gold, bread and pork stuffing made with $475-per-pound pork from Japan and served with gravy infused with a $3,300 Pappy Van Winkle bottle of bourbon.
But it’s not the only thing this bird is stuffed with – nestled inside the crispy turkey seasoned with Middle Eastern spices is a set of keys to a 2018 Maserati Levante, which goes for over $75,000
That’s what this is all about: Opulence,” Old Homestead co-owner Marc Sherry told Yahoo Finance. “We source things from all over the world — Japan, Ukraine, Italy, the Middle East.”
The luxurious meal continues with a Wagyu steak salad, butternut squash topped with $1,600-per-ounce caviar from the Caspian Sea and mixed wild berries served with a champagne sabayon cream sauce.
And then you can wash it down with a selection of Cristal, Dom Perignon, Opus Oneand Silver Oak wines and champagnes and a 40-year-old port for dessert.
Now if you aren’t up for a$150,000 price tag for dinner, they also offer a $70 meal with all the traditional players on the table. Maybe the people at the $150,000 table will share.
Who knows. It is Thanksgiving after all.