Mario Batali is one of the most famous of the celebrity chefs. His cuisine is an amazing balance of rustic and sophisticated, so much so that his food appeals to everyone from hipster twenty-somethings to the most finicky of connoisseurs. His restaurants the world over re flooded with reservations months in advance. Well, that’s not exactly true, actually, because most of Batali’s restaurants only accept reservations up to 30 days in advance in order to keep bookkeeping complications to a minimum.
Del Posto is one of Batali’s Manhattan outposts, and it has just been named the most expensive restaurant in New York. Del Posto is offering a new tasting menu for couples that totals a whopping $1,126. For that price you really get what you pay for; an extraordinary twelve courses with wine pairings. Pretty pricey, even for four star fare.
This makes Masa, formerly the most expensive restaurant in the city, seem almost affordable. Their most expensive tasting menu is priced at $450 per person.