We’ve heard of currying favor, but this is ridiculous. Kanye West is set to cater a business meeting in New York with an Indian meal, prepared at the British Raj restaurant in Wales, and imported across the Atlantic for the low low price of $3,900. Via AP:
If Kanye West were to walk into the British Raj’s dining room and order dinner, it would cost the rapper about $17.50. But since the restaurant is delivering ? from Wales to New York ? it’s going to cost a bit more.
For a feast of onion bhajees, chapati breads, biryanis, pappadums, a specially prepared fish dish and vegetables on the side, the bill will top $3,900, plus travel and accommodation for the restaurant’s head chef.
The meal will be prepared, cooled, shrink-wrapped and packed in dry ice in the British Raj’s kitchens and ? along with head chef Kaysor Ahmed ? will be helicoptered from Wales to London’s Heathrow Airport on Tuesday.
From there, the chef is to hop a flight to New York ? monitoring the food’s temperature all the way ? clear customs, and head for Manhattan, where the meal is to be served during a meeting Wednesday.
The fee was arrived at by estimating the restaurant’s takings for two evenings, the time Ahmed will be away, Mohammed said.
That’s approximately a
223% really really big markup. Must be nice to have money and do completely retarded things with it! We know a thing or two about Indian food at Stereogum and sure, a good plate of saag aloo, a little daal, and some tandoori chicken with a nice samosa to start may seem priceless, but it all can be yours for under $35 at Banjara on the corner of 6th and 1st in the East Village (which we highly recommend, by the way — best bang for your rupee in Manhattan, along with the Punjabi Grocery on Houston between 1st and A). Have Indian restaurant recommendations for West that hit a little closer than the UK? Feel free to up Kanye’s naan knowledge.