900 less possibly 6% sales tax? less a 22% service fee...that's $846 then $659...less $50 for the beer
and wine...So call it $609 for the food itself? $100 per person for two dinners and four other meals
is more than what you could buy them for at the super-market, but not a total shock for "hotel" dining rates.
I don't say it is reasonable but these days when a gallon of Coke, gasoline, or milk all cost the same four bucks in many places...I'd note that over the last ten years a lot of companies have spent a LOT of money
offering "online shopping", which is basically the same as "provisioning". Even Publix, the big and widely praised supermarket chain in Florida
. And they stopped offering it because they couldn't get reliable shoppers, and the customers kept complaining "they didn't pick a good head
of lettuce...the steaks were too fatty...the milk had a short date..." You know, all the things one shopper might not notice while the other demands perfection?
Of course in Miami
and places like that, you can spend $20-30 on a ride, spend an hour or two shopping
(the supermarkets conveniently sell wine and beer, although not hard liquor) and another ride back...and I'd bet the $900 becomes $350, maybe $425 with the cabs, but it will
cost you a half day of your vacation
time. If they did a good job picking quality provisions...that's hard enough these days.
coldcuts, $12/lb. Store brands? Half of that. USDA Prime Meat? Enough to make you have a cow. Pun intended.