Russian billionaire makes Jay-Z and Beyonce look cheap
On Monday, Beyoncé and Jay-Z made headlines with a $1,200 lunch and $500 tip at Nello's Italian restaurant in New York.
Then Friday, again at Nello's, Russian billionaire/soccer squad owner Roman Abramovich showed them how it's really done: $39,892.89 in food and drink plus tax, plus an included 20% gratuity -- after math is done, that's $7,328.20. And there are the rumors of a five-grand tip on top of that.
Check out the Daily Mail's detailed account of the lunch, including a copy of the receipt. Probably can't find those wines at Trader Joe's, eh?
And we thought The Times' cafeteria had gotten a little pricey. Silly mortals.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Beyoncé onstage in Japan on Oct. 18. Credit: Getty Images