$99,000 for a Valentine’s Day Dinner

As far as expensive meals goes this Valentine’s Day offering from chef Adam Simmonds is one that certainly comes out near the high end of the pricing scale.

Simmonds has teamed up with Great British Chefs to offer one lucky couple a personal cooked meal at their home made up of some of the world’s rarest delicacies and most sought after aphrodisiacs.

Costing $99,000, the meal opens with Native Oysters and Almas White Caviar served alongside a bottle of of rare 1959 Salon Blanc de Blancs (costing around $5,800). This is followed by seven other courses that manage to pack in some of the finest ingredients on the planet. Foie gras, Wagyu beef, a truffle salad with truffle honey and a saffron risotto topped with gold leaf which will be paired with a bottle of 1990 La Romanee-Conti, Domain de la Romanee-Conti.at a price of around (around $27,000).

The Menu:

The team behind the menu say that each ingredient has been carefully selected for it’s romantic effect. Watermelon in the third course for the way it boosts nitric oxide, similar to Viagra. Chocolate for, well it’s chocolate, one of the most romantic ingredients around. Caviar – a symbol of fertility, saffron for it’s rumored alluring effect on women and coffee to finish as the ingredient is proven to increase the pleasure sensors in the brain.

On top of the menu, the the winning bidders will have their table covered in rose petals and see a dozen white doves released while a harpist and romantic poet perform their acts surrounded by 50 rose scented candles.

The meal is available to purchase on the Very First To website. Below is the full price list of ingredients on the menu.

Valentine's Day Dinner


Almas White Caviar – $4,883

Pata Negra Iberico jambon de Bellotta – $293

Spring white truffle – $1,627

Blue Fin Tuna – $195

Goose Foie Gras – $195

English Saffron – $325

Carabineros Prawns – $195

Gold Leaf – $3255

Silver Leaf – $1302

Wagyu Beef – $325

Truffled Brillat Savarin – $130

Perigord Truffle – $813

Mast Brothers Ltd Reserve Vanilla and Smoked Chocolate – $244

Kopi Luwak coffee – $569

Amethyst Bamboo salt – $3255

Flora Danica China – $3906

South Sea Pearls – $9767

Dry Ice – $325


Total: $31,409



Salon Blanc de Blancs, 1959 – Bottle – $5,860

Salon Blanc de Blancs, 1976 – Magnum – $4,883

Le Montrachet, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, 1991 – Bottle – $6,511

Chateau D’Yquem, 1975 – Bottle – $651

La Romanee-Conti, Domaine de la Romanee- Conti, 1990 – Bottle – $27,673

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Chateau Rayas, 1990 – Bottle – $1,953

Ermitage, Vin de Paille, M.Chapoutier, 1997 – Half Bottle – $162

Quinta do Noval, Nacional, 1966 – Bottle – $2,279


Total: $49,972

Ingredients + Wine = $81,381

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