Olympic Officials Allegedly Rang Up a $70,000 Restaurant Tab

This GIANT receipt, with its grand total of £44,660 — about $70,000 —was posted online with the headline ”My friend’s a waiter and this is a receipt for an official lunch for 15 Olympic Bosses. Now we see where all the money’s going…”

[From Gawker]

based on the menu — which features, like the receipt, a £19,000 (35cl!) bottle of Hennessy — we concluded that it came from China Tang in London’s ritzy Dorchester hotel. We called the restaurant to see if it had hosted a 15-person Olympic luncheon; the hostess told us that it “probably” had — apparently Olympic officials have been in and out of the restaurant over the last few weeks — but she couldn’t specifically confirm this one.

Here’s the receipt