How Much Would You Pay for Gumbo? A Look at a $53 Bowl in Atlanta
How much would you pay for gumbo? That's the question that comes to mind when you hear about a restaurant in Atlanta selling a bowl of seafood gumbo for a whopping $53. The dish includes lobster, crab, and shrimp stewed in a traditional New Orleans-style broth, and finished with fried okra and chives. At first glance, it sounds like a dish fit for a king, but is it really worth the price?
Let's start by acknowledging that dining out is often an expensive indulgence. We pay for the convenience of not having to cook or clean, the experience of trying new dishes, and the atmosphere of a restaurant. But a $53 bowl of gumbo seems like it might be pushing it.
Of course, the restaurant could argue that the high price is justified by the quality and quantity of ingredients used. After all, lobster and crab are not cheap, and adding them to a traditional gumbo recipe could elevate the dish to new heights. But is that enough to justify the price tag?
It's hard to say without trying the dish ourselves, but it's worth considering the context in which this restaurant is operating. Atlanta is not New Orleans, where gumbo is a staple dish and high prices might be more accepted. In Atlanta, a city known for its diverse and affordable food scene, a $53 bowl of gumbo might come across as out of touch with the local culture.
Ultimately, the decision of whether to try the $53 bowl of gumbo is up to each individual diner. Some might be intrigued by the idea of a gourmet gumbo, while others might prefer to stick to more affordable options. But as a restaurant customer, it's always worth considering the value you're getting for your money, and whether the high price is truly justified. So with that being said, are you ordering a bowl or just a cup? Comment your thoughts below.
Since we're talking gumbo, give my homemade Chicken and Sausage Gumbo recipe a try - HERE
- Uncle Dibbz