The $500 TV Dinner
December 19th, 2013
How much would you pay for a ready-to-eat dinner? Most people wouldn’t pay more than five or ten bucks, but this luxurious food platter by Chef Charlie Bigham might just convince a couple of folks to change their minds – and their perceptions – of what TV dinners are.
Most of the ones you’ve already tried are probably of the frozen, microwaveable variety. They’re not all that bad, but they aren’t particularly good either. London chef Chef Bigham’s dinner tray, called “Swish Pie,” on the other hand, should be more than just delicious because a description of what it contains is already enough to make most people’s mouths water.
The finest British lobster, wild turbot, fresh diver-caught scallops, Balik smoked salmon and oysters, all poached in our exquisite Dom Perignon champagne sauce and nestled beneath fresh white Alba truffle, creamy mashed Yukon Gold heritage potatoes and a crunchy 24-carat gold leaf crumb. Served in a 24-carat gold leaf tray with an amuse-bouche of Beluga caviar.
To guarantee the safe arrival of the Swish Pie, each dish will be delivered in a bespoke aluminium case by a professional security guard – who will be handcuffed to the ready meal until it’s been delivered to its buyer.
The entire meal costs £314.16 or about $516(USD), and can be purchased from Charlie Bingham’s.