We’ve heard it all before, though after reading this there’s surely no question. There is no such thing as a free lunch. Zhao Danyang, a Chinese businessman is forking out $2.11 million after placing the winning bid for lunch with the iconic business man, and now richest man in the world Warren Buffet. At such prices you would expect a never forget meal with top quality service and charming conversation all of which you are likely to receive while dining with Warren at the Smith & Wollensky steakhouse (click here for the recipe for the perfect steak that wont break the bank!) in New York.
I have had the wonderful fortune to cook for Mr. Buffet in the past, and he certainly is an interesting and insightful man, not to mention a pleasure to cook for. However, if its financial advice Zhao is chasing, I have some for him right here. Anyone who pays 2.11 million for lunch for two, regardless of who it’s with needs to cut up their atm and credit cards! Let’s hope he keeps space for dessert!
As much as I joke, this is really for a great cause. Annually foor the last 9 years, Buffet has been auctioning his presence at a power lunch to the highest bidder all for the benefit of Glide, a San Francisco based charity project to help the poor and homeless get back on their feet. Buffet has also pledged to leave the majority of his fortune to the charitable foundation set up by his good friends Bill and Melinda Gates.
Monday, June 30, 2008