Last week, the Times reported that six Barclays bankers in London had run up a $62,700 dinner tab (five got themselves fired in the process). We asked some of New York's priciest restaurateurs, "What's your most memorable bill?"
Amount spent: $35,541 for ten "music people"
Most expensive wine on menu: 1988 Romanée-Conti, $4,000
Amount spent: $15,624 for three investment bankers, all men
Most expensive wine on menu: 1967 Château Pétrus, $3,200
Amount spent: $14,035 for six businessmen, "but I'm not allowed to tell you what kind of business"
Most expensive wine on menu: 1926 Château Mouton-Rothschild, $6,500
Le Cirque 2000
Amount spent: $41,500 (wine only) for six investment bankers, all men
Most expensive wine on menu: 1900 Château d'Yquem, $10,000
Amount spent:$18,529 for six. "They're appearing before Congress now."
Most expensive wine on menu: 1945 Château Lafite-Rothschild, $3,500