The Most Expensive Summer Date In New York?

by Jonee Nunes · July 6, 2011

It seems as if planning a romantic picnic in the park is becoming far too complex or time consuming for modern day Cassanovas.  The Andaz 5th Avenue Hotel is extending their services to include customized picnics.  Take a look at how much your next date could cost you and your beloved!

Paying It Forward For The Picnic

The Andaz' most expensive picnic basket, the Luxe, costs $2,000!  This basket includes delectable items such as caviar, fruit, and cheese.  If you don't have the big bucks to shell out for their most expensive offer, there's two other options ranging from $60-950.

You may think that this is over the top for a picnic, but you should always put your best foot forward! I think it's a new, hot way to enjoy New York's lovely weather.  No significant other? The picnic serves up to four people, so grab your friends and go all out, hit the grass for dinner instead of the usual nightlife hotspots!

These picnic baskets are the perfect way to keep the American spirit riding high after all the Independence Day celebrations have come and gone. No worries, there are no paper plates or plastic knives used on this picnic; the basket comes complete with plates and cutlery! They'll even find the perfect spot in the park for you and set everything up.

If you need help with your picnic, you can hire a picnic host for $150.  This idea, and not to mention the prices, may not be the picnic you're used to, but for the best spots in Central Park, Bryant Park, and Madison Square Park along with a gourmet meal, you've got yourself a great date.