The words "Market Price" are arguably the most powerful words on a restaurant menu. For the financially challenged they translate to, "Well, I guess I'm not having that." And for the financially privileged they mean, "Here's my chance to show off in front of Roman and Dominique."
In most cases, Market Price is reserved for seasonal items like fresh seafood, since the cost fluctuates depending on availability and season. But it can also appear next to items like truffles and, increasingly in recent years, certain cuts of steak. When diners see it, they know it generally signifies the item is expensive. So imagine how shocked Julia Wick was when she saw it on La Brea Bakery's menu — next to avocado toast:
Depends on the catch of course . Some of those wild sea avocados are getting harder to catch . One of my favourite shows is ‘Deadliest avocado catch’— Justin List (@JustinList) December 8, 2017
Why the uproar? You think avocados grow on trees?— Mark Dodge Medlin (@dodgemedlin) December 8, 2017
Yep. You married a woman with a taste for the avocado toast. No money left for a morgage.— Heather VanMouwerik (@HVanMouwerik) December 8, 2017
A bowl of tomato soup (oh, sorry, "bisque" 🙄) is $9? Crikey!— mvn clean install Coder (@CoderInCrisis) December 8, 2017
"Panzanella & Burrata Salad - $14"— mvn clean install Coder (@CoderInCrisis) December 8, 2017
I don't even know what either salad component is!