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What is too much to pay for Sunday brunch?
Sex & Intimacy / 8:47 PM - Monday March 19, 2012

What is too much to pay for Sunday brunch?

Man how times have changes & you wouldn't think so because of the economy. Many entry-level restaurants hurting for business now offer specials such as a Hofbrau nearby that has $5-dinners every Tuesday evening & has seniors lined up out the door.

So my son & his wife got invited & comped to the Ritz-Carlton for brunch Sunday in Half Moon Bay [on beach just south of San Francisco]. The brunch there is $92 person and my son said it was really crowded [with tourists,mostly non-U.S.]. So my question is: how do you eat $92 worth of breakfast and which foods do you concentrate on? I'd probably "graze" at the seafood table before hitting the prime rib, bacon sausages [lots of coffee to wash down], naturally guzzle down some champagne & have about a dozen desserts to sample one bite at a time. With tip mind you that is over $200 per couple...

- Asked by hsfbfan, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 46-55, San Francisco, Other Profession

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You are not understanding the crowd at such places. To them image matters more than practicality, or sanity for that matter.

To eat a meal that costs that much, it's a reassurance that they are somehow superior to the "commoners," even if it is putting them in mountains of debt.

I thought that was once as well, but evolved out of it before I ended my 20's. To be middle-aged and still think that way redefines pathetic.

- Response by vabyss, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 36-45, Who Cares?

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That is movie star food. My price limit is Red Lobster and that is getting pretty uppity!

- Response by kmf1, A Life of the Party, Female, 46-55, Minneapolis, Who Cares?

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Sometimes you are paying for the experience. This is one of those times. If this does not rock your boat, just don't go there. I personally would have really enjoyed the experience.

It is not all about the price. Where, When and Why have a lot to do with what you spend.

And, Half Moon Bay is just breath taking by the way.

- Response by randyl, A Married Girl, Female, Who Cares?, Who Cares?

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You're paying for The Ritz and all that encompasses The Ritz (service, and the fact that it's the Ritz). Their bacon is no better than the bacon at any other SF restaurant that over charges for brunch. $92 is probably the steepest I've ever heard for brunch and I used to work at a Four Seasons RESORT.

I'm not into brunch. I would much rather stay at home and cook for my man. Brunch in some cities is like going to church. It's a ritual and they will stand around for an hour as if they're waiting for confession.

- Response by nico76, A Creative, Female, 36-45, Who Cares?

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well I have been there and done that, I grew up near half moon bay, and he must have a lot of money to do something so nice...

But the real question is.....

is this sexy or intimate?

- Response by jamiesangel777, A Sweet Sarah, Female, Who Cares?

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