Food is a vital necessity for living. It is required for daily sustenance and optimal carrying out of the activities of daily living.
Somewhere along the line, however, meals gradually shifted from things that were eaten to just sate hunger to being a pleasurable activity, with food being chosen for their taste and pleasurable effect on the palate.
As time when on, the upper class started to expand their gustatory borders, going after increasingly rare and tasteful morsels to pique their appetite.
As even more time went by, the setting in which food was prepared and served, as well as the people involved in the preparation and service, also came to be of foremost importance.
Meals for the elite nowadays, are an intriguing combination of all three factors: rare foods, top class chefs in combination with an ideal setting for service.
Without further ado, I give you the three most expensive restaurants on the planet.
Kitcho, Kyoto, Japan
This pricey location combines history with world class service and a top rated chef to give you a $600 dollar a plate gustatory experience.
I expect the service to be top notch, with the attention to detail and traditional that Japan is famous for.
Still does not add up to a $600 plate if you ask me, but what do I know?
Restaurant Le Meurice, Paris
This venue provides an incredible ambience at an even more incredible cost, with meals per person ranging between $300 to $500.
The restaurant has a storied and fabulously designed structure, so maybe that would comfort you as you stare at the remains of your once full wallet.
Masa, New York City
The Big Apple can never be left out when it comes to haute cuisine, with this location offering means of upwards of $400 per plate.
If you have a hunger for fantastic dining at an affordable price, this is probably not the location for you.