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The Last Supper? Meals to Eat Before the Rapture (May 21, 2011)

Billboards have popped up all over the U.S. declaring that Rapture, or Judgment Day, is May 21. That's less than a week away.

Sure, the Bible said that no one will know when rapture will happen but that didn't stop Harold Camping, the president of a California-based religious broadcasting network called Family Radio, from declaring the date.

We'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you're one of the religious zealots who will be taken to heaven this Saturday to mingle with the Holy man. That means your money will become useless and you need to spend it somewhere, right? Go eat.

These meals serve as a delicious last supper (if you will) and a surefire way to empty your bank account because you sure don't want to hooligan looters getting your cash.

5. Gold Opulence Sundae from Serendipity 3 in New York City

Start off your pre-rapture gorging in New York City for a $1,000 golden-delicious sundae. Serendipity 3 in NYC is known for their over-the-top meals. The Tahitian vanilla ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla beans is served in a Baccarat crystal goblet and covered in gold leaf. "Excuse me sir, you have my savings account stuck in your teeth."

4. Zillion-Dollar Frittata from Norma's in New York City

Despite it's cute title this breakfast dish is only $1,000. Yes we said "only". The frittata is made from six eggs, an entire lobster, and 10 ounces of Sevruga caviar. Feeling a little cheap pre-rapture departure? Opt for the $100 version that has just one ounce of caviar.

3. Pho from Tiato in Los Angeles

Pho is a Vietnamese soup dish that incorporates a delicious broth with noodles, beef, and other accessories. Commoners could expect to pay no more than $10 per bowl until now. LA Weekly reported this particular Pho is part of an invite-only auction to benefit the Los Angeles Children's Hospital. Starting bid for this meal is $5,000.

2. FleurBurger 5000 from Fleur by Hubert Keller in Las Vegas

This aptly named meat and drink combo pairs a Kobe beef burger topped with foie gras and black truffles with a bottle of 1995 Petrus wine. The wine is served in Ichendorf Brunello glasses so you'll feel like the post-rapture looting began early.

1. Strawberries Arnaud from Arnaud Restaurant in New Orleans

This $1.4 million bowl of strawberries is no peasant meal. No, the berries aren't wrapped in gold leaves and pampered to within an inch of their fruity, little lives. They're served with a giant 4.7 carat pink-diamond ring by waiters wearing white gloves. Tres chic.

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Devin Desjarlais