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Hospital Food for the One Percent Includes Ciao Bella and Lamb Chops

From Kosher meat to Kobe beef, patients can customize their menus.

From Kosher meat to Kobe beef, patients can customize their menus.Photo: Le Marais

It's a menu that could easily be from any high-end bistro, but instead, it's lunch on the penthouse floor of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Weill Cornell Medical Center, one of the newest wings devoted to very rich patients who want the best of everything, including their cuts of meat and blackberry gelato. One fussy family recalls abandoning the regular patients' "inedible" food for the joy of the "mushroom risotto with heirloom tomatoes"; another raves of the Colorado rack of lamb. Well, that's one way to feel better, but it's not going to agree with everyone ... [NYT]

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