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Massive $900 Seafood Boat Will Ferry You To Shellfish Paradise

As busy as me and my high school friends get, we try to find at least one day out of the year to sit down together to a bountiful meal and catch up on our lives. Well, it appears Seattle’s Crawfish King can accommodate just that with enough shellfish to keep a group of old friends from falling out of touch.

The seafood bar and restaurant is the home of an entree they call the Royal Feast. So what makes this feast so royal? Crawfish King’s platter lives up to its name by boasting a massive cornucopia of seafood delights all crammed into a miniature wooden ship.

Photo: Ricky Zollinger

Here’s what you’ll find onboard:

Appetizers

  • 2 dozen raw oysters
  • 2 orders of Cajun fries
  • 2 orders of Cajun wings
  • 18 pieces of grilled shrimp
  • 8 grilled lobster tails
  • 8 grilled King Crab

Main Boat

  • 2 pounds of crawfish
  • 2 pounds of black mussels
  • 2 pounds of green mussels
  • 2 pounds of clams
  • 2 pounds of shrimp
  • 2 pounds of headless shrimp
  • 2 pounds of King Crab legs
  • 2 pounds of Snow Crab legs
  • 2 pounds of jumbo prawns
  • 2 pounds of spotted prawns
  • 2 whole Dungeness crabs
  • 2 whole lobster
  • 2 pounds of lobster tails
  • 2 pounds of Dungeness crab legs
  • 16 pieces of corn
  • 16 potatoes
  • 2 pounds of Okra
  • 2 pounds of mixed vegetables
  • 4 pieces of andouille sausage
  • 4 hot links
  • 4 Louisiana spicy links
  • 40 lil smokies

Dessert

  • 8 macaron ice creams

I feel like I need to switch over to stretchy pants just reading through that list. It’s a good sign.

Those in the Seattle area looking to brave this massive vessel can order it for $900. It feeds approximately 16 people, but since it’s such a large order the restaurant requires about 24 hours notice beforehand.

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$1000 Sundae Puts a Ring on It, Literally

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We thought we’d seen it all with the $175 Richard Nouveau burgers, containing gold flakes and black truffles from the Wall Street Burger Shoppe in New York City and then again with the $1000 pizza, topped with six types of caviar, from Nino’s Bellissima, also in New York City. But no, we were wrong. There was still something more extravagant and more decadent to come.

Chef Sebastien Chamaret at swanky Meatpacking district restaurant Bagatelle, takes pricey menu items to a whole new level with the $1000 ice cream sundae.

The ‘Mauboussin Mega Sundae,’ also referred to by the restaurant as the ‘Jay-Z of desserts,’ costs $1,000 a pop. The over-the-top dessert consists of vanilla ice cream (that’s the normal bit), chocolate truffles, homemade macarons, Dom Perignon Rose sorbet (which costs around $300 a bottle) with gold leaves (yes, real gold) and chocolate vodka sauce, gilded brownies and fresh whipped cream. No big deal right?

The epic creation is served in a giant martini glass alongside a white gold steel Mauboussin ring made exclusively for Bagatelle.

Warning, if you are a sweet tooth, don’t go near this. Bankruptcy over ice cream sundaes is not good.

H/T  Zagat