In honor of the $25,000 dinner, I thought I'd find some extravagant, over-the-top Valentine's finds.
To start things off, Alizé Rose has commissioned a handful of expensive limited edition Valentine's Day Alizé bottles. Each handmade bottle took over 100 hours to create and is completely covered in authentic Swarovski crystals. It will cost you approximately $2000 a bottle, but don't worry there's already a two month waiting list, so you've got some time to save.
Next on the list is a fun kit from Wiseman House chocolates. Their Perfect Evening kit includes a luxury bathrobe, a Chris Botti CD (talk about cliché!), a Cocoa Fleur chocolate scented candle and the Wiseman House Chocolates Love Letter collection. The Love Letter collection features a delectable selection of romantic chocolates and an excerpt from a century old love letter. The Perfect Evening kit is available for a pricey $175, but the chocolates alone will only set you back $38.
Two more decadent gift ideas, including one that costs more than most automobiles, so
This Leather Trunk from MarieBelle is filled with two layers of beautifully decorated 70% cacao dark chocolates, each filled with flavored ganache. This set is so beautiful it's almost too precious to eat. The large set costs $370 and contains 48 pieces, the small set is $170 and contains 12 pieces.
Finally, the last ultimate Valentine's Day Foodie Gift, is from the folks at Pinel & Pinel. Their Krug Picnic Trunk is the ultimate gift for a luxurious picnic (and by luxurious I mean luxurious, this trunk runs for over $40,000). Each trunk is handmade (there were only 30 trunks available worldwide at the end of 2005) and comes equipped with everything a luxury picnic will need, ice-bucket, tulip glasses, WMF truffle grater, mother-of-pearl caviar spoons and three bottles of Krug Grande Cuvée (champagne). The lid even pops out to make an elegant little table, but for $40k, it better also pour the drinks for me!