The saying goes that every person has his or her price. For Okeechobee Steakhouse Owner Ralph Lewis, that price is $12,000. Sort of.
The 70-year-old landmark restaurant in West Palm Beach is offering a $12,000 ticket to one person for a high-end, six course wine dinner at 6:30 p.m., on Feb. 20. The purchaser won’t have to dine alone though – 11 of his or her closest friends are also invited.
The menu begins with a Baby Lettuce and Prosciutto Salad, Truffled Diver Scallop, Molasses-Glazed Grilled Quail, Tuna Tartare, and A5 Kobe with Sherry Chanterelles and Morels Mushrooms dishes. Dessert will be a port wine milkshake with chocolate-covered strawberries.
Each course is paired with an exclusive wine (ranging from 1970-2014), presented by world-renowned, master sommelier Eric Hemer, who oversees educational wine endeavors in 35 U.S. markets as the senior vice president, director of wine education for SWS of America.
The ticket purchaser for the event will also receive a wine locker for the year – a $600 value – and $1,200 of the ticket price will be donated to the buyer’s charity of choice.