Comments: Looking for that Platinum Spoon

They charge what the market will bear for them of course. It's only worth it if you have the cash to spend and you like what they offer.

Personally, not being a breakfast person, I can NOT see spending any money on breakfast or rather just a minimal amount. But I could spend $90 per person on dinner - easily. I wouldn't do it every week, but I would do it for a special occasion.

Posted by Teresa at June 18, 2010 09:51 PM

It's a madness Bou.

Father's day is kind of a modern myth. I'm one. I think I would treasure most a hug and a kiss from my daughter over anything, oh well, and the card she is going to make for me. That's enough. A backyard BBQ or even a front yard BBQ later on with her friends and family and me in the comfy chair, or, ideally, a hammock where somebody brought over the occasional fresh drink with a umbrella in it - Blue Hawaiin per favor.....ummmmmm. Deep happiness.

zillion $ meals, not so much. As you know very well there is zero monetary value attached

Posted by Curtis at June 18, 2010 09:52 PM

Teresa- It's Palm Beach. The market bears a lot, evidently. Good Grief. And I thought maybe it wouldn't be so bad since it's the SUMMER and the real money is back up north. This is only their winter home. Or sometimes... one of their many winter homes.

And I LOVE breakfast or a good brunch! It was going to be perfect. The boys would have loved to be all dressed up (they do like fine dining), the food would be outstanding, and my husband would have been happy being surprised. But... I really thought maybe $50 per person. I thought I was going to drop about $250 and choke, but feel like it was something we would NEVER do... but holy crap.

Curtis- The boys will dote on him for the day. I was just hoping for something away from his Dad. We're doing dinner with his Dad. Doing a jail break from rehab and taking him out... and I'm thinking of taking up drinking again. If it wasn't Father's Day, I'd tell my husband to go without me.

Posted by Bou at June 18, 2010 10:01 PM

Hope you have a great time. I had to hunt down today's Family Circus, their site is several days behind and I found it with a Seattle paper...

Enjoy,

http://www.seattlepi.com/fun/comic.asp?feature_id=Family_Circus&feature_date=2010-06-18

Posted by cin at June 18, 2010 10:20 PM

Some of my absolute favorite restaurants are hole-in-the-wall dives where you can easily get out with paying no more than 20-30 bucks for four people, and walk out stuffed.

Posted by diamond dave at June 18, 2010 10:26 PM

HOLY SHIT! I am making breakfast burritos here - and then sending Shane off to do something fun with the girls.... I am going to check out of FD this year... Have a plan. :)

Posted by Richmond at June 19, 2010 12:08 AM

That is a lot to spend for something that's going to ultimately wind up in the crapper. At least that's what my mother-in-law once said ... only more genteel like.

Posted by PeggyU at June 19, 2010 02:08 AM

I always chuckle when they charged me less for my boys. I guess they've never seen how much a 10 year old boy can eat. Way more than any adult!

But, those prices are ridiculous.

Posted by Sticks at June 19, 2010 04:26 AM

At places like The Breakers, if ya gotta ask how much it is, ya can't afford it. Yeef!

Posted by Elisson at June 19, 2010 08:22 AM

I've always known Palm Beach was upscale. Guess my brain has no real handle on 'upscale'. good gawd.
Volusia be da slums.

Posted by Jean at June 19, 2010 10:40 AM

I don't mind shelling out money for a special occasion - but $90 pp for breakfast...um that shocks even me. I'm sure the view is nice and the food is good but...

The view from my back deck is lovely and I love to cook a big breakfast.

Posted by Kris, in New England at June 19, 2010 02:56 PM

I'll take the small hole in the wall restaurant any day of the week over an expensive one. Today was my youngest daughters birthday and my own birthday. I got to choose breakfast and she got to choose dinner. Breakfast for 7,

Posted by Lemon Stand at June 19, 2010 06:26 PM