Sunday kicks off the annual Warren Buffett Charity Auction, where hopefuls bid on whether to sit down for a meal with the Oracle of Omaha himself. In 2017, the winning prize was nearly $2.7 million.
Since 2004, these lunches have been organized by the famous steakhouse Smith & Wollensky. In fact, the restaurant is one of Buffett’s favorites.
the Manhattan restaurant menu touts decadent entrees like the Roasted Veal Chop with Lemon-Thyme Marmalade for $54, 15 oz. cold-water lobster tails for $59 and a Cajun rib steak for $59, plus $16 craft cocktails, such as the Pendennis Club, Wallbanger Revisited, and Salty Dog.
But Buffett’s palace is not very pretentious.
A 2007 auction winner says Buffett orders “a medium-rare steak with hash browns and a cherry coke”. For dessert, he would have asked the waiter for a few spoons, explaining that he will have “a bit of everyone”.
A Smith & Wollensky spokesperson previously confirmed that it was indeed Buffett’s favorite meal at the restaurant and that his favorite cut of steak was a sirloin. Steak is priced at $49, while hash browns are $15.
An order of Cherry Coke is a classic soft drink choice for the billionaire.
Buffett, 87, has long spoken of his love for Coke and even said Wealth in 2015 that he is “a quarter Coca-Cola”. The quick-witted investor claims to drink at least five 12-ounce servings a day — three during the day and two at night. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway owns a significant stake in The Coca-Cola Company.
In April, a cartoon image of Buffett even appeared on special-edition Cherry Coke cans in China, CNNMoney reports, with the aim of introducing the product in the country. Buffet would have allowed Coke to use his likeness for free.
And it’s not just sugary soft drinks that Buffett has a thing for; he has also been known to indulge in McDonald’s every morning.
Despite his billionaire status (he is worth $83 billion), Buffett never spends more than $3.17 on breakfast, he explains in his HBO documentary “Becoming Warren Buffett.” In the documentary, he says that on his way to the office every morning, he stops at the Golden Arches for breakfast like a sausage, egg and cheese or a bacon, egg and cheese cookie. cheese.
“When I’m not feeling so successful, I can use the $2.61, which is two sausage patties, then I put them together and pour myself a Coke,” he told director Peter Kunhardt in the documentary.
Buffett isn’t the only person who successfully touts specific — and somewhat unhealthy — food preferences.
Like Buffett, billionaire and Microsoft founder Bill Gates is also a fan of McDonald’s. Gates often opts for cheeseburgers and Diet Coke, according to Joe Cerrell, executive director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
“If you have the lunch slot with Bill, you eat burgers. Someone will always be sent for bags from McDonald’s. I don’t think Melinda is letting him have them at home,” Cerrell said. The telegraph in 2016.
While campaigning for the presidency, President Donald Trump also would have regularly ordered a McDonald’s dinner consisting of “two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish and a chocolate malt”, according to the book “Let Trump Be Trump” by Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie.
Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, opts for something a little sweeter: She admitted to Food & Wine in 2014 that she consumes ice cream every morning at the breakfast, comparing it to a cup of coffee.
“As far back as I can remember, I eat dark chocolate ice cream for breakfast. I don’t see it as any different from a cup of coffee,” Pelosi said. Food & Wine. “The flavors are getting darker and darker, which I love. Double Rainbow has one called Ultra Chocolate; you can imagine how delicious it is. And Three Twins, I love their chocolate sour- sweet. Sugar cones are my thing.”
This is an updated version of a previously published article.
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