With all this talk about Victoria and Albert's banning children under 10 (a smart move, I believe), it got me thinking A LOT about fine dining. Do people actually pay upwards to $125 for a dining experience? Now I'm not one to consider Denny's or even El Torito fine dining, but I'm also one to pay $15-$30 on a restaurant meal when I splurge. I guess I don't understand why fine dining would cost so much! Are there certain key things I'm not taking into consideration, like exotic ingredients, the process of preparation, or the name of the chef? Please enlighten an otherwise ignorant mind on fine dining. Thanks.