By Sandra Rose  | 

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Keke Palmer posted a photo of wilted "fresh salad" that was included as part of her 3-course meal at the $30,000-$50,000 per ticket Met Gala, held on Monday night in NYC.

The 28-year-old actress wore a shimmering black open back floor length gown by Sergio Hudson to the Met Gala, themed "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion."

Half of the well-heeled guests left after ascending the steps and having their photos taken by paparazzi to prove they attended the event.

However, Keke was one of the celebs who stayed to dine on the fully meatless 3-course meal.

She posted a photo on her Instagram Story showing her plate of wilted salad that looked like it had been left outside in the sun.

Keke captioned the image: "This is why they don't show y'all the food. I'm just playing."

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According to, this year's menu was completely vegan, with 10 of New York's top chefs hired to feed the hungry A-listers.

Dinner consisted of a "fresh salad" as a starter, followed by collard greens served on coconut buttermilk cornbread, black rice porcini arancini with pumpkin Calabrian chili sauce, and watermelon tart with smoked yuzu soy on a single panipuri cracker.

The main course consisted of creamed barley with corn, pickled turnips, and roasted maitake mushrooms.

For desert, the A-listers savored a dish of apple mousse and apple confit with a calvados eau-de-vie glaze.

They washed it all down with champagne and fine wines.