Those willing to pay dearly (about $300) for an over-the-top dining experience head to El Bulli, Ferran Adria’s famously experimental restaurant in Catalonia. It’s already booked through the 2008 dining season. And good luck getting a reservation within two months at The French Laundry, or Alinea, where the 24-course „culinary journey“ menu ($195) has obtained cult status.
Danach gefragt, ob diese Restaurants nur für die dünne Oberschicht der USA in Frage kommen, antwortet Brent Thorn, Food-Redakteure von Nation’s Restaurant News:
No, says Thorn. In times like this, these very high-end restaurants are even more appealing to people of moderate means. „You might be more likely to spend on a little luxury,“ he says, „like going to a great restaurant, than going on a vacation say, to Italy.“