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The Palms hotel in Las Vegas now offers a $6,000 hamburger (actually the staff just runs to the nearby Carl's Jr. and picks it up). Why so expensive? The burger is served with a bottle of 1982 Pétrus.

In a series of ads for the burger, the Maloof brothers, owners of the Palms, as well as of the Sacramento Kings, are depicted indulging in the extravagant pairing. But they aren't actually drinking Pétrus in the ad. This week's Unfiltered features a close-up shot of the label on the bottle in the ad, and we can't figure out what it is. Can you?

And what do you think of pairing Carl's Jr. with Pétrus. In Sideways, Miles pairs his 1961 Cheval-Blanc with fast food. Anyone care to admit to any other secret indulgences with their fine wines? I've always liked Champagne and salty french fries...

Rob

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splitting hairs but Joe & Gavin own the Kings, George Jr owns the Palms but you can throw it under the Maloof Brothers...

i wonder about that commercial? has anyone seen this combo? i've talked to people in Vegas about this and they have heard of it, but never seen as well...

you know how Carl's Jr advertizes the $6 burger... i wonder if that's the tie in to the $6k combo... from what i know most 82's go for 1/3 that price, even in Vegas, so i wonder... plus there's no Carl's in the Palm's... there is a McDonald's however (i wondered about that as well, if I was McDonald's I'd be pissed at that ad!)

but, Burger's do go well with a nice fruity red, though you wont see me popping 1st Growth's with a hamburger anytime soon...

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Anyone can offer a $6,000 burger. How many have they actually sold?


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I think of Fast Food Burgers as having a lot of sodium and cooked brown in case their is a littl e coli running around. I am not a big food/wine pairing guy but I would rather have a ribeye with frites and plenty of bearnaise for dipping. Maybe a Filette Mignon.
 
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Calling Bella Donna: This is right up your alley!
 
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Who cares it's all pubicity anyway. And petrus is overpriced at a third of that anyway. 97 percent of the wine in the world made is a easy drinking beverage. I drink alot of wine travelling and just get a loaf of bread, some cheese and sliced meat and picnic with whatever wine we are drinking. For $6,000 I could have alot of fun in vegas and I'm not talking about gambling.
 
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For $6,000 I could have alot of fun in vegas and I'm not talking about gambling.

What happens in Vegas stays in vegas Cool


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The Palms hotel in Las Vegas now offers a $6,000 hamburger (actually the staff just runs to the nearby Carl's Jr. and picks it up). Why so expensive? The burger is served with a bottle of 1982 Pétrus.


Rob


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Who cares it's all pubicity anyway.


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It's like the $10,000 martini in New York (includes diamond ring), the $2,000 omlette with truffles or the $100 foie gras hamburgers which have been out there for a few years.

Few people, if any, will ever buy them, but you get lots of free press.

Hooters restaurant used to have a deal for a dozen chicken wings and a bottle of Dom Perignon for about $100. Not a bad deal, actually...
 
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Back on topic -

I once ordered a pizza (not a chain) and had a 93 BV GDL. Was fantastic.


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What's a " 93 BV GDL", please? Confused
 
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Beaulieu Vineyards Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. It's the premier wine from that winery.
 
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Beaulieu Vineyards Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. It's the premier wine from that winery.



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These marketing gimmicks are cheap and unimaginative, in my opinion. Restaurants try this stuff all the time, whether it be the $500 per couple New Year's Eve, where you get to keep a couple of glasses and a signed menu, or hamburgers and Dom Perignon on a lunch menu.

For me, no marketing gimmick will ever beat happy people serving, fresh, well seasoned food at fair prices, regardless of the level of dining experience.


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These marketing gimmicks are cheap and unimaginative, in my opinion.



As is starting an actual topic on this nonsense. Where is the imagination?
And then to boot, they give us Miles, that "smudge of excrement on a piece of toilet paper surging out to sea" as a benchmark. Please, who do you think we are?
 
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Calling Bella Donna: This is right up your alley!
Big Grin

I think we've discussed this previously.

I enjoy In and Out burgers with a Bordeaux, California Cab, or Zin.

Any kind of pizza with zin or a chianti.

Let me think of some more...
 
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Obvisously, that is not a bottle of 1982 Petrus, or even, 1982 La Fleur Petrus. Also, look at the color of the wine being poured; it appears to be very young....

So, I would guess that it is a computer generated label, covering the label of a less expensive bottle of wine, and maybe it is not even a wine from Bordeaux!
 
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I believe this link will help:

http://www.avenuevine.com/movabletype/archives/001992.html


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Who cares it's all pubicity anyway.


Didn't exactly work for the arena measures that were on the ballot....


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Does it come with a cool glass?
 
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Calling Bella Donna: This is right up your alley!

I enjoy In and Out burgers with a Bordeaux, California Cab, or Zin.

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I just ate and you are making my mouth water! Smile


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Who cares it's all pubicity anyway.


Say it's not so! I though that they were engaging in a public service! Wink
 
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Pizza with a Grange vertical 93, 97, & 98 Big Grin
Absolutely fantastic evening!!!


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I really enjoy the pairing of a good burger with younger CA Cult style Cabs.

I've had burgers with '82 Pichon-Lalande, but that wasn't as good a pairing as Harlan/Maya/HSS/etc


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