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This bill, with a total amount of over €150,000, from a beach club in Monaco is currently circulating on social media. Is it real?

I've checked the website of the beach club; some of the more common drinks and dishes on the menu are in the same price range as the bill, but ±25% cheaper. Even if an ordinary ticket printer supports these amounts, it seems somehow inappropriate to present a bill like this to an extravagant customer.

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    The price is dominated by the Midas Armand de Brignac. So a big part of the question is whether or not you can actually buy such a thing at that price. It turns out that that actually seems about right - some guy bought one for about the same price in 2011. – KAI Jun 1 '17 at 17:00
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    @ventsyv: I wouldn't expect a menu like that to be complete. For a luxury establishment like that, there's no way that one page is really their complete wine list. Likewise, I don't believe they really only offer three kinds of gin. Presumably the sommelier tells you about the more special options. – Nate Eldredge Jun 1 '17 at 17:54
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    @DenisStallings: Note the currency - the Wikipedia record was GBP 120K. That's EUR 138K at the current exchange rate, so this one is actually cheaper, without even considering inflation. – Nate Eldredge Jun 1 '17 at 17:59
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    Regarding "Even if an ordinary ticket printer supports these amounts, it seems somehow inappropriate to present a bill like this to an extravagant customer." - you simply wouldn't present this bill to the customer unless they specifically asked for it (which could be the case here; if rich people have anything in common it's that they enjoy showing how rich they are) and it is equally probable that this is the server's bill to track who has purchased what, and eventually what to charge their account or card. – Nij Jun 1 '17 at 20:45
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    @BenBarden - The date is very important - the Friday on the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, when (even more than usual) people want to be in Monaco to show how rich they are. (Incidentally, the time of the bill is approximately when I was doing my track walk.) The Fairmont hotel is at the famous hairpin on the grand prix circuit. I see no reason to disbelieve this bill. – AndyT Jun 6 '17 at 15:07

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