It almost seems like there could be a never ending list of these.
Here's another one to chew on:
For: Dalfen, Charles, Chairperson CRTC
Event Description: Dinner meeting with CanWest Global Communications Corporation official
Attendees: 2 (1 Government of Canada employee(s), 1 guest(s))
Location: 529 Wellington, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Ok, 2 people, $264.26, that's $132.13 each!
Now I've never eaten at 529 Wellington, but from what I've read it's a steak lover's dream.
But seriously, should taxpayers be on the hook for a dinner at a restaurant that has been called "the most expensive restaurant in the city,"by it's owners?
Short of sampling "Manitoba's highest rated wine list" it would have been fairly difficult to rack up a $264 food bill... but not impossible.
Have a look at their menu:
Most expensive appetizer: Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, U8......4 - $26.00
Most expensive entree: Doug's Special Cut - on the bone 28 oz (Prime Rib) - $49.00
Most expensive side: Sautéed Wild Mushrooms - $13.00
Most expensive desert: Hot Chocolate Lava Cake w/Vanilla Bean Ice Cream - $9.00
Total: $97.00 x 2 = $194.00
Plus 14% PST & GST = $221.16
Plus 15% Tip = $254.33
Leaving $5 each for a glass of wine/beer/pop/coffee
Spending $264 for two people on a meal can be done without ordering a bunch of wine, but it would take quite the appetite to eat a 28oz chunk of prime rib, on top of an appetizer, a side dish and desert.
Guess we'll have to ATI this one too, to find out.