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How Do You Make A Dinner Actually Worth $26,000?

If you’re a billionaire upset that your Super PAC money didn’t help Todd Akin win his Senate race or whatnot, here’s what you can do with your extra money: go to Le Castagne in Philadelphia with three of your billionaire friends (or some plebes that you’ve decided to treat), and drop $26 Gs on a nine-course truffle dinner.

Well, that’s one way to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Wait, it’s not? It’s just a ridiculous attempt at publicity from a Philadelphia restaurant with a desire to attract CEOs, top management, and celebrities, as managing partner Anthony Masapollo told the Huffington Post?

Okay then. That’s just nuts. Even Andrew Carmellini’s doomed Trufflepalooza only cost $69.99 per head, and he lost only $16,000 in truffles after Sandy. So where does the extra $25,930.01 come from?

The deal includes a 47mm Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio watch, which retails for around $11,000, according to Gear Patrol.

Explaining the timepiece tie-in in a press release, Masapollo said, “Timing is critical for both cooking the most delicious food as well as harvesting Italian truffles, the most expensive food in the world.”

Here is a lame joke that only billionaires can tell one another:

“What time is it?”

“It’s time to get a new watch!”

“Oh, ho ho ho! I hear that Le Castagne is giving away watches at a truffle dinner they’re doing. Let’s go to that!”

“Righto.”

[Huffington Post]

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