Miami GP: menu prices startle

Astonishment was on the menu this weekend at the Miami Grand Prix site.

On the track, McLaren driver Lando Norris scored a surprising first victory in F1.

In the stands, it was the price of certain dishes and drinks that made people’s eyes widen. During practice, NASCAR Xfinity Series racer Ryan Ellis shared images of a food list at Miami International Speedway.

To eat enough, you had to sell a kidney.

Steamed buns for $120? Can we find out the secret ingredient?

The fresh fruit platter wasn’t cheap either ($190). As for meals, the plates of lobster ($280), tuna ($170) and shrimp ($290) could be washed down with two spoons of caviar, for an additional $400.

At this price, you would think that this extra is included.

The drinks menu was equally mind-boggling.

A bottle of Tito’s vodka at $560 is a lot to pay for. By converting to CAD dollars and comparing the price displayed on the SAQ website, this represents a profit margin greater than 2000%.

We are light years away from the Masters Tournament prizes of yesteryear.

However, we must put a downside to the prices presented by Ryan Ellis.

The menu in question is from a luxury suite, where it’s not bad form to add a zero to the price of fruit, as long as it’s served on a silver platter.

In the popular sections, the prices at the concessions resembled those found at the homes of the Marlins, Dolphins and Panthers; 16-ounce beer for $13, foot-long hot dog for $12, plate of tacos for $18, etc.

For $23, you could also order a double Jack Daniel’s and Coke.

A slight contrast with the bottle of Jack sold for $560 to the richest guests.

(Source : @ryanellisracing/X)

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