A lavish meal is created at an electric stove or fueled stove and requires 0.5 nutrition from any combination of animal products and meat, and 0.5 nutrition from vegetables to create. A colonist with cooking skill of at least 8 is required to create this meal. When eaten it causes the Ate lavish meal thought with a 12 mood bonus. A lavish meal provides 1.0 nutrition.
Producing a lavish meal takes 1.0 nutrition in ingredients and produces 0.9 nutrition in results -- a 10% net nutrition loss. Lavish meals require twice as many ingredients as fine meals to produce one meal, so you should wait to switch to lavish meals until the mid-late game when food is no longer an issue most of the time.
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