NPR recently tried out the $777 Burger offered by the Paris Casino in Las Vegas. The Kobe beef burger is topped with onions, brie, pancetta, 100-year balsamic vinegar and Maine lobster, and also includes a bottle of Dom Perignon. So what was the verdict?
“[I]t really does taste expensive. Some of us felt that the lobster overwhelmed the burger a bit, so it was more a lobster sandwich with beef, rather than the other way around. Still, delicious.”
Of course that wasn’t all that was said. The NPR eaters also came up with these gems:
“What you need to do is replace the bun with two Bentleys.”
“I don’t know about the lobster. It seems like it’s only there to make the sandwich more expensive.”
“$777 wouldn’t be that expensive, if you just ate a little bit of it every day and that was all you had for the year.”
If you’re thinking that your NPR contribution helped some staffers eat an overpriced burger in Vegas, you’ll be happy to know that the meal was complementary, courtesy of the casino.