Are the rich buying these thousand-quid meals with the tax they'll be saving when the top rate drops from 50 per cent? Or with their gargantuan bonuses?
I've been banging on about obscene conspicuous consumption for a while now, especially during the increasing attacks on the poor in the midst of a triple-dip recession. We've had squillion quid burgers and today I read about the £1,000 coq au vin for champion cocks. Glad to see the Guardian commenting on the trend for world's most expensive food marketing ploys.
There's something particularly degenerate about the need for the super-rich to rub it in like this when they should be paying their fair share of taxes. Remember, there is no recession for the top 1 per cent.