Ian MacKinnon

Foodies fly into Bangkok for $29,000-a-head banquet

Bangkok: Not everyone can say they spent a million on a meal. But this weekend a lucky few with deep enough pockets will ascend to a luxurious Bangkok hotel's 65th floor and scale the culinary heights.

The million in question is in Thai baht. But at around Rs.12.75 lakh (about $29,000) a head, not including service charges and tax, that is still the kind of restaurant bill that buys a lot of bragging rights. It also buys some of the world's finest, freshest and most tantalising ingredients specially flown in from 35 cities around the world.

Guardian Newspapers Limited 2006