Those who live in New York know that city-dwellers use Halloween as a shameless excuse to satisfy prurient behavior on a more public scale in the guise of good natured revelry'. Those who don't live nearby nor haven't visited during the Halloween season should definitely add an October visit to NYC to their bucket list.
In fact, this year might be the perfect time to take us up on that offer. The Maritime Hotel, right in the heart of New York's Chelsea, is offering a month-long deal called the Seven Deadly Sins Package, featuring the perfect excuse to indulge in the glory of all the seven deadliest of sins. Enjoy a gluttonous seven-course meal at the hotel's critically acclaimed restaurant Matsuri, a wrathful, lust-filled night in one of the swank guest bedrooms and an enviably slothful morning lounging before your 2pm check-out -- and at only $495 + tax per night you won't be feeling too greedy.
We haven't convinced you yet? Check out the tasting menu after the jump for some added incentive.
PRIDE This dish is portioned for one, no sharing allowed. SASHIMI SELECTION TUNA, YELLOWTAIL, SALMON
ENVY Don't be jealous of your dining companion. You know what they say, "The hijiki is always greener on someone else's plate." GREEN SALADS WATERCRESS, HIJIKI, SOY DRESSING
WRATH You may have a boiling hot temper, but can your palate handle this heat? RED HOT SHRIMP SKEWERS YUZU MARINADE
LUST Eat at your own risk. This dish is nothing short of a love potion. APHRODISIAC HOT POT OYSTER, SEA URCHIN, YAMAIMO
GLUTTONY For those with elastic waistbands, this decadent dish will hit the spot. DUCK BREAST ROASTED W/ WASABI SAUSE SLOTH This slow-cooked dish is nothing to race through, so relax and take your time! BEEF SHORT RIB SLOW COOKED IN MISO BROTH
GREED For those with expensive taste, this dessert is as rich as they come. RICH HOT CHOCOLATE CAKE RASPBERRY SORBET