NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Forget the game. The kitchen will score the most points at Super Bowl parties throughout the Tri-State area Sunday — and some people will be dropping several thousand dollars on a small number of chicken wings.
The Old Homestead Steakhouse in the Meatpacking District was offering up a plate of nine wings for $4,900.
The order includes a large buffalo wing with bechamel cream sauce and Louis XIII brandy served with white and black truffels; a pan-roasted caviar wing; a Japanese Kobe beef filet mignon wing; and a wing covered in California foie gras.
“We’re not trying to deflate your wallet,” restaurant co-owner Marc Sherry told CBS2’s Andrea Grymes. “We’re not trying to put you in the red — and I don’t mean the red zone. But these are the most decadent, fantastic wings that you have ever had.”
The deadline for ordering the specialty plate was at 8 a.m. Sherry said the Old Homestead has sold “quite a bit” of the wings, adding that the restaurant is making a charitable donation with each order.
While most party hosts in the area weren’t buying such high-priced items, they were ordering in excess.
In Jersey City, one woman was buying 10 pepperoni and cheese pizzas for six or seven guests.
“The family and the friends get together — I think that’s the best part,” she told 1010 WINS’ Derricke Dennis.