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Burger and Wine: A Meal with a $5000 Tag

A restaurant on Las Vegas Strip is selling a meal with burger and wine for $5000. I am sure the burger and wine are exceptionally good. The bottle is the 1995 Château Pétrus Vintage Merlot, which is considered one of the finest Merlots ever produced. The retail price for the same bottle at Google is around $2500. My questions are:
  • What do you think of idea of pairing a burger with such a high quality Merlot?
  • How much tip is appropriate for this meal? I will not expect a lot of interactions and service for a meal with burger and a bottle of wine, but will you tip $1000 (20%), $750 (15%), or other amount?


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  1. restaurant on Las Vegas Strip is selling a meal with burger and wine for $5000.

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  2. I was trying to Google what Hotel in Vegas has this meal and Found your blog lol


    Angel Trevino

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  3. @Angel Trevino
    I am glad my post shows up on Google!Search. :)

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  4. Honestly a great burger and a superb red wine sound like the perfect duo. The economic class that can afford a $5000 meal will be able to throw a 20% - 15% tip depending on the service. $1000 dollars may seem a bit absurd for a tip for a burger and red wine but the service in places that are high class have beyond impeccable service. I feel as though a 15% tip would be beyond sufficient. If the same vintage Merlot is on Google for $2500 that means the burger is worth $2500. I cannot imagine a burger being worth over $2000 dollars. Then again, mark up prices at restaurants are triple or more. Overall this burger and wine duo worth $5000 is a bit of a stretch but it is good to have these rare things available.
    - Michaela Motta

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