The phrase “expensive food” varies among people. While some of us have to make sure we have enough balance in our accounts before going out to eat, there are others who like to have extravagant meals at all times. If you ever come across some fortune and need to burn a hole in your wallet, then this article is for you. These people not only require gold and silver utensils, but also eat it as part of their meals. So, why do they eat such expensive foods? Well, the answer is: because they can.
1. The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate ice cream sundae – $25,000
The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate ice cream sundae costs a whooping $25,000 (£12,000) and is available only at Serendipity 3 in New York City. So, what makes it so expensive? The ice cream cream sundae contains a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive in the world, decorated with edible gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold. As if all that weren’t enough, there is an 18 karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of diamonds in the bottom of the sundae. Those who can afford it can eat the desert using a golden spoon decorated in white and chocolate diamonds. They can even take the spoon home for keepsake.
2. The Samundari Khazana – $3,200
For some of us, Red Lobster is like the ultimate expensive choice. There is, however, a unique curry known as the Samundari Khazana (meaning “seafood treasure”) that will cost you $3,200 a portion. The dish contains Devon crab, white truffle, Beluga caviar, gold leaf, a Scottish lobster coated in gold, four abalones and four quail eggs. Samundari Khazana is only made and sold by Bombay Brasserie, London. According to the head chef, Prahlad Hegde, “There are still people out there with money to spend and this curry is a real experience”.
3. The most expensive pie – $14,260 or $1,781 per slice.
The Fence Gate Inn in Lancashire, UK, creates and sells a one-of-a-kind pie. And yes, it costs $14,260, or $1,781 per slice. The reason why this meat pie is so expensive is because it contains $870 (£500) worth of Japanese wagyu beef fillet (from cattle who are treated so well, they are even given massages), Chinese matsutake mushrooms (£500 per 1kg; $870 per 2 lb 3 oz), Winter Black truffles, French Bluefoot mushrooms at $348 per 2 lb 3 oz (£200 per 1 kg), gravy made from two bottles of vintage 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild wine at $1,740 (£1,000) each and finally the pastry topped with edible gold leaf costing $174 (£100) per sheet.
4. The Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata – $1,000
The Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata which costs $1,000 (£528.90) is the world’s most expensive omelette featured on the menu at Norma’s restaurant, Le Parker Meridien Hotel, New York. The frittata contains 10 oz (280 g) of caviar and approximately 1 lb (0.45 kg) of lobster; which is covered with egg on a bed of fried potatoes. Le Parker Meridien also features a smaller, less expensive version called the ‘regular frittata’ that costs $100 (£54). The specific caviar used to prepare this omelette costs $65 per ounce.
5. Pizza Royale 007 – $4,200
This particular pizza is something we won’t find on any menu. World renowned chef Domenico Crolla created this masterpiece which he named “Pizza Royale 007”. The 12 inch pizza pie is densely packed with an assortment of some of the world’s most expensive food ingredients, such as lobster marinated in cognac, caviar soaked in champagne, sunblush tomato sauce, Scottish smoked salmon, venison medallions, prosciutto, and vintage balsamic vinegar. In addition to all these fine ingredients, it’s topped with a significant amount of edible 24-carat gold flakes.
The pizza was auctioned on eBay and was sold to the highest bidder; an Italian lawyer who claimed it for a stunning $4,200. The proceeds from the sale were then donated to the Fred Hollows Foundation; a UK organization that seeks to eradicate avoidable blindness in developing countries.
6. Dry-Cured Iberian Ham – $4,620.28
The Iberian “Manchado de Jabugo”, sold by Dehesa Maladúa, Spain, is made from pigs that were only fed acorns and roots to give them a distinctive flavor. The ham is then cured for three years before being put in a handmade box of wood made by a local artisan from oaks grown in the same region. Oh, and if the customer is interested in verifying it’s authenticity, each piece of ham does comes with its own DNA certificate.
7. FleurBurger 5000 – $5,000
What’s more American than a hamburger? How about one that costs $5,000? The FleurBurger 5000, sold by Fleur in Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay, consists of a Wagyu beef and foie gras burger patty topped with truffle sauce and shaved black truffles, served on a brioche truffle bun. the FleurBurger is served with a bottle of Bordeaux: a 1995 Chateau Petrus, which typically goes for about $2,500 a bottle. But that’s not all! The wine is served in Ichendorf glasses, which you get to take home at the end of the meal. A certificate of authenticity will also be mailed to your home, so you can show your friends that you can afford such extravagant meals.
8. The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence – $14,500
This gold-leaf Italian cassata from Fortress Resort in Sri Lanka is made from fruit-infused Irish cream, Dom Pérignon and a chocolate carving in the shape of a local stilt fisherman, adorned with an 80-carat aquamarine gemstone. The unique culinary creation draws its inspiration from a traditional fishing practice that is centuries old and can be witnessed along the coastline. It’s made only upon special request by the guests.
9. The King Taco – $25,000
The Grand Velas Los Cabos, a Mexican resort, is now offering what it bills as the world’s most expensive taco. The King Taco costs an astounding $25,000 and includes langoustine, Kobe beef, Almas Beluga caviar and black truffle brie cheese. The salsa contains dried Morita chili peppers, Ley.925 ultra-premium añejo tequila, and civet coffee. The taco is served on a gold flake-infused corn tortilla. For an additional $150,000, you can order your taco with hand-crafted white gold and a pure platinum bottle of Ley.925 Pasión Azteca Ultra Premium Añejo.
10. White Pearl Albino Caviar – $32,000
The White Pearl Albino Caviar is the caviar of caviars. The special type of caviar, made from rare albino fish eggs and laced with 22-carat gold, is one of the most expensive foods on the planet. Priced at a staggering $300,000 per 2 lbs (that’s about $32,000 per teaspoon excluding taxes), the powdery caviar, also called Strottarga Bianco, is the creation of Austrian fish farmer Walter Gruell, 51, and his son Patrick, 25. The albino beluga that produces the special caviar originally lived in the Caspian Sea, but it is now almost extinct in its native environment, making it a rare delicacy.
What do you think of these expensive food items? Do you think they are worth spending money on? Would you ever try any of these? Let us know your thoughts through the comments section.