f this year’s turkey prices didn’t discourage you, then maybe you should check out the chef’s table at Café Gray in the Time Warner building. Traditionally, Thanksgiving Dinner at their chef’s table runs $10,000 for 12 seats. That’s around $833 a head. It’s the most expensive Thanksgiving dinner in New York City and possibly even the most expensive in the nation.
So what do guests at Café Gray’s Thanksgiving Dinner get? Well, in 2006, chef Gray Kunz’s expensive event included a breakfast of, among other things, scrambled eggs (with caviar and chervil), smoked salmon (with dill crème fraîche) and bacon (with, well, bacon). Between meals, there was a viewing of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (on plasma screens), balloon sculptures and a strolling magic show. The Thanksgiving dinner itself consisted of endive and quince salad, truffled butternut squash potage or lobster and crabmeat gratin and the centerpiece, a roasted organic lemon thyme turkey.
Of course, this year’s event has already happened, but you may still be able to snag seats for 2008 if you act quickly. You can even enjoy the most expensive Thanksgiving dinner without paying quite the most expensive price, as there are over 100 regular dining room seats for $500 apiece.