And with her very healthy bank balance, she could probably afford to order the most expensive thing on the menu and not even bat an eyelid.
But she is clearly a woman who likes to cut out the middle man - i.e. the kitchen, the chef and the waiter - and get her delicacies fresh from the sea and straight into her mouth.
Fishing for her supper: Elle Macpherson perched on the end of her yacht in Ibiza as she caught sea urchins
But in her hand she held what looked a pair of pliers but was in fact an implement for cutting open sea urchins.
She was grabbing them straight from the sea, slicing them open and eating them straight from their spiked shell.
Mind the spikes! Elle wore thick rubber gloves to protect herself from the sea urchin
Maybe a splash of lemon next time: Elle successfully dug out the urchin and ate it but pulled a face which suggested it wasn't as nice as she'd hoped
In the Mediterranean. the purple sea urchins are the most common and are often eaten raw with lemon, but they are also put in omelettes, scrambled eggs and in soups.
Elle, 48, was joined by two male companions and her two sons Arpad and Aurelius on the boat.
I think I'll pass: Elle's male friend didn't indulge in the sea delicacies and chatted to the model on the back of the boat as he topped up his tan