Expensive Tastes

by Micah on May 20, 2004

What happens if you think the “eggs”:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3724497.stm are overdone?



harry 05.20.04 at 1:51 am

Plover’s eggs, perhaps?

I never knew what a plover was till my 7-year old daughter told me a few weeks ago. I just knew their eggs were very expensive. The things you learn doing philosophy.


Brian 05.20.04 at 2:05 am

Or, even scarier…what if the seafood is not fresh? That’s a lot of wasted money for overcooked eggs and not-quite-fresh shrimp!!


Simon 05.20.04 at 2:24 am

Phone Ken Arrow to complain.


Brey 05.20.04 at 3:40 am

The eggs are NEVER overdone.


globecanvas 05.20.04 at 3:53 am

More to the point, assuming you do eat a half dozen eggs, a whole lobster, and six ounces of caviar for breakfast … what kind of iron willed self-control does it require not to puke up the whole $1000 onto your Manolo Blahniks?


globecanvas 05.20.04 at 3:58 am

Sorry, 10 oz caviar. But only 5 tablespoons heavy cream!

I mean, the thing must weigh 6 pounds.


Katja 05.20.04 at 4:30 am

Oh dear. How can anyone keep this down. And what a tasteless name. I feel sorry for the poor sturgeons.


IXLNXS 05.20.04 at 5:58 am

To think what an average perosn would spend the money on.


des 05.20.04 at 10:32 am

Can I interest the Sirs and Madams in a review?

Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet sent a reportör to try it:

SÃ¥. Hur smakar superlyxomeletten?
Jo tack, man ska väl inte klaga.
Kaviaren är fullkomligt, fullkomligt fantastisk. Helt magisk, faktiskt.
Salt och frisk som en sjöbuse.

So. How does the super luxury omelette taste?
Well, I can’t complain.
The caviar is completely, completely fantastic. Completely magical, fantastic.
Salty and fresh as a sea-dog. [An idiom, presumably]

There’s a foto of him mid-scoff. Also,

Aftonbladet blev trea i världen i går.
Brittiska Daily Mirror och matskribenten på Daily News hann före.
Inga privatpersoner?
– Nej, inte än.

Aftonbladet was the third in the world yesterday.
The UK’s Daily Mirror and the food critic for the Daily News went first.
No private persons?
“No, not one.”


des 05.20.04 at 11:30 am

I am so very update!

The Mirror review:

When you take your first bite, the thing that hits you is the extreme saltiness of the caviar.

And the New York Daily News account:

Oscar Varela, a manager at nearby Petrossian Cafe and Boutique, said 10 ounces of sevruga should set you back $500. And though I thought the eggs and the potatoes helped temper the saltiness of the caviar, he disagreed.

“We tell our customers that the best way to eat caviar is by itself.”

No matter, the frittata, ample enough to feed four (that makes it a relative bargain!), is delicious.

There’s a huge amount of coverage of this available chez Google News – the restaurant must think all its Silly Seasons have come at once.


pepi 05.20.04 at 2:25 pm


I’m with the Haitian taxi driver.


Zak Catem 05.20.04 at 2:54 pm

Of course, this might just be bait for food critics. Kind of like B&W offering 60,000 dollar speakers so people will come in and buy their 400 dollar bookshelf models.


jdw 05.20.04 at 4:33 pm

I’m giddy with anticipation for the first rap video where Jay-Z, wearing a LeBron James jersey under a white mink coat, sits, smoking a Cuban cigar, big-bootied babe on each arm of his chair, at a table covered with enormous, putrid omelettes.


Dan 05.20.04 at 5:41 pm

This thing was featured on Letterman the other night. It’s a dish-shaped omelette heaped to overflowing with caviar. How anyone could handle more than a nibble of this monstrosity is beyond me.


novalis 05.20.04 at 5:45 pm

Harry, when I think of plover eggs, I think of an old joke a friend told me:

A sex-ed teacher was describing male anatomy, and said, “Human testicles are about the size of plover eggs.” A girl in the back of the class then quipped, “at least now I know how big a plover’s egg is.”

Apparently, there was a gem in Zork which was the size of a plover egg.

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