Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Most Extravagant Dinner Parties in History

I'll have the Ostrich Brain and the Exploding Breast Cake, Please

Before you splurge on that Super Bowl Party, or make arrangements for that lavish Oscars Dinner, keep in mind that you can go TOO far in your quest to impress friends and neighbors. Below, read ten examples of hosts that got caught up in the excitement of party planning and may have suffered just a touch of remorse the next morning.

10. You Want Fries With That Ostrich Brain?


Roman Emperor and notorious practical joker Heliogabalus cooks up
some ostrich brain, locks his dinner guests in with the lions.


9. Dude, She's Just Not That Into You

Queen Elizabeth I

Earl of Leicester spends a lifetime chasing the Queen who would not be caught.
Efforts culminate in two colossal feasts.


8. Twenty Thousand Guests, Forty Thousand Bottles of Booze. You Do the Math

A Big Banquet

Mayors of France turn up their noses at Paris, get together with the
federal government at largest dinner party ever in 1900.


7. Try the Flamingo Tongue -- It's to Die For!


Roman Marcus Apicius invents Haute Cuisine, but over-the-top dinner bills
force re-evaluation of lifestyle. Rather than live with a mere
$200 million in the bank, Marcus opts for suicide.


6. Let Them Eat Cake -- I'll Be In Disguise

Mrs. Bradley Martin

New York Socialite amuses friends by hosting lavish costume ball in 1897.
Stuck in The Long Depression, everyone else is not amused.
Taxman sides with everyone else, rakes her over the coals.

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1 comment:

ken said...

Thanks for linking to CooksDen. Would you mind updating your links to its new home at TheCooksDen.com?

The Most Extravagant Dinner Parties can now be found at:


The old link is redirecting, but at some point it won't do that anymore.


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