I started to think about this question because I apparently have an incredibly incredible restaurant in my own backyard. Prix fixe dinner - food only I believe - $225. Or if you, like me, dine with someone, then you are out $450 for a single meal.
I could afford it, as a one time thing. It’s right here, and apparently some people would/should fly to have this dinng experience - one of only 10 such places recommended in a NYT articles from a few years ago. But somehow, I have a hard time justifying it.
So on a metaphysical note, is any food ever worth paying this much for, even if it is the best food, prepared by the best chef? After all, 2 hrs later and you’re done.
In my head, this is a little like the question of CEO pay - maybe they have more responsibility/authority/vision/risk, but is their role 500 times more valuable than the regular cogs in that company, to justify how much higher their salary?
For those of you curious, I’m talking about the Willows Inn on Lummi Island in the very northwestern corner of WA state.