Russian diamond company World of Diamonds has teamed up with Singapore restaurant Ce’ La Vi to offer a lucky couple the world’s most expensive dining experience, for the decadent price of $2 million. It probably doesn’t seem that way, but it’s actually a bargain!
World of Diamonds recently unveiled a 2.08 carat blue diamond ring with a rose-gold plated platinum band that they named after actress Jane Seymour. It has received interest from a number of parties, including a royal family, but instead of simply auctioning it off to the highest bidder, the Russian company decided to make acquiring the stunning piece of jewelry a truly special event. A rich couple will get to take part in an 8-hour dining experience described as the most expensive in the world, at the end of which they will be handed the Jane Seymour diamond ring.
“This is the most expensive dining experience in the world, and the most lavish one possible,” Karan Tilani, Director of World of Diamonds Group, said. “As a diamond mining group, we recognize that Ce’ La Vi is a diamond in the sky. [We expect] the response will be beyond overwhelming, but it’s only two diners who will eventually have the privilege.”
Photo: Ce’ la Vi Restaurant
The event will start off with a 45-minute helicopter ride over Singapore, followed by a short time spent on a luxury cruise. The lucky couple will then be picked up by chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce and taken to the Ce’ La Vi restaurant, on the rooftop of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, where 10,000 fresh roses will be waiting for them. Here they will be able to enjoy a 360-degree view of the city at sunset, as well as an 18-course Modern Asian meal.
Among the expensive culinary items on menu, a World of Diamonds press release mentions fresh Belon oysters with champagne foam, Almas caviar – supposedly the most expensive variety – lamb sweetbread, air-flown Alaska wild salmon, slow cooked pigeon, and apple-wood grilled Mishima sirloin. Paired with these scrumptious dishes will be 44- and 55-year-old vintage wines and a variety of world-class champagnes and bruts.
Photo: World of Diamonds Group
The two diners will be seated on custom-made designer furniture made by The Plush and will be able to eat their food using diamond-studded chopsticks with their names engraved on them. At midnight, they will be presented with the coveted blue diamond ring.
The Jane Seymour is the world’s only jewelry creation named after the award-wining Hollywood actress that isn’t pre-owned. Considering this and the fact that diamonds this blue have been known to be auctioned at over $2 million, the world’s most expensive dinner is actually quite a bargain.
Photo: Ce’ la Vi Restaurant
But getting possession of the ring and enjoying this unique experience isn’t as easy as handing over $2 million. World of Diamonds and Ce’ La Vi have yet to announce the exact criteria by which the lucky couple will be selected, but they did mention that it will have a lot to do with the buyer’s status (just how influential he/she is), the buyer’s affinity for blue diamonds, and how he or she plans to flaunt/display piece of jewelry. “Also, because WOD Group supplies to luxury design houses and reputable diamond jewelers, we may have to offer our existing clients priority for The Jane Seymour ring, and therefore, priority over the dining experience,” Karan Tilani told Forbes. “However, we still welcome additional interest globally.”
So unless you’re rich AND powerful, have at least another blue diamond and are already a current client of World of Diamonds, you probably won’t make the cut. Sorry, but hey, there’s always Red Lobster, right?