If you’re wondering about the most expensive invitation to cross my desk, this is it. I am taking “cross my desk” liberally (see below). I suppose I am also wildly guessing about the expense.
The object comes in a cushioned box and is the size and heft of a small trophy. In shape and color, it mirrors the exterior of the place it’s inviting one to:
The restaurant is Bullion, chef Bruno Davaillon’s long-awaited new fine-dining establishment downtown at 400 Record St. (Yes, so far towards Union Station and the Trinity River bridges that they might have included a state-of-the-art GPS.)
Everything I know about Bullion leads me to believe that they have spared no amount of care or expense. Apparently, this extends to the invitational hardware.
The kicker: The gilded wonder wasn’t actually sent to me as dining critic; it came to our web editor Matt Goodman.