There are some insanely expensive dishes in the world for those who want to experiment. These gastronomic gems are not just royal and luxurious, but also some of the rarest dishes in the world.
Are you a true food aficionado who wishes to experience a once-in-a-lifetime, budget-blowing meal? Here is a list of mega-expensive dishes for you to explore from around the world. Extravagant, exotic and lavish – these are sure to give you a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience.
World’s Most Expensive Taco
Where Can You Eat It: Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort Hotel in Baja California, Mexico
Tacos are delicious and cheap. However, Chef Juan Licerio Alcala has created a whopping $25,000 (approx) taco that’s unique from the rest. The chef creates this taco at the Grand Velas Los Cabos resort hotel in Baja California, Mexico.
The dish itself is made with a corn tortilla speckled with 24-karat gold flakes, stuffed with Kobe beef, langoustine shrimp, the world's most expensive Almas Beluga caviar, and black truffle Brie cheese. The chef tops it with exotic Morita chile salsa and civet coffee (the world’s most expensive coffee). It is finally garnished with gold flakes to give it a royal touch.
Louis XIII ‘Very Expensive Pizza’
Where Can You Eat It: Agropoli in Salerno, Italy
We are not sure about the relationship between Louis XIII and this pizza; however, with a price tag of $12,000, Louis XIII would certainly be proud of his attachment to it.
A creation by Chef Renato Viola, this ultra-expensive pizza is available for sale at the Agropoli in Salerno, Italy. However, this dish requires advance notice, since the pizza is prepared with exquisite ingredients. At a size of 20 cm, the creation of the dough itself takes 72 hours, as it needs to be rested a long time before being cooked.
Toppings include three different types of caviar: Oscietra Royal Prestige, Kaspia Oscietra Royal Classic from the Iranian coast and Kaspia Beluga – all of them are very rare and expensive. It also has a lobster topping that is brought all the way from Norway. Finally, it is garnished with mozzarella, along with seven other types of cheese.
Golden Opulence Sundae
Where Can You Eat It: Serendipity 3, the legendary New York City eatery
If you are in search of something majestic, head to Serendipity 3 - the legendary New York City eatery. This place prides in offering an opulent sundae that screams royalty.
This dessert comes complete with three scoops of Tahitian vanilla ice cream covered in 23-karat gold leaf, as well as almonds, caviar and a sugar-forged orchid which takes eight hours to build. It is further decorated with expensive chocolate that comes from Tuscany and vanilla beans that’s imported from Madagascar. What’s more? The dish is served in a $350 Baccarat crystal goblet (lined with more 23-karat gold leaf) with an 18-karat gold spoon on the side. Adorned with candied fruits, this $1,000 (approx) sundae gives you a thrill of luxury at your dining table.
If you wish to try it, make sure you inform the restaurant in advance; since the team needs a 48-hour notice to fly the ingredients in!
Fluer Burger 5000
Where Can You Eat It: Fleur – A Branded Restaurant in Las Vegas
With a price tag of $5,000, the Fleur Burger 5000 claims to be the most expensive burger on the planet. A creation by Chef Hubert Keller this supreme burger is available at Fleur – a branded restaurant in Las Vegas.
This highly-priced culinary gem features wagyu beef, seared foie gras and black truffle shavings. Paired with a bottle of Chateau Petrus, the vintage 1995 to be exact – this burger is known to be highly-acclaimed by foodies globally.
Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata
Where Can You Eat It: Norma’s Restaurant, Manhattan
Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata – this quintessential meal is featured on the menu at Norma’s restaurant in Manhattan's Le Parker Meridien Hotel. It has been named as the world’s most expensive omelette since it is made with six eggs, 10 ounces of exclusive sevruga caviar (it costs the restaurant $65 per ounce), an entire lobster, cream and chives. Royal and unique from the rest – Norma gives you the opportunity to relish something extraordinary at $1,000 (approx).
Berco’s Billion Dollar Popcorn
Where Can You Eat It: 904 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, United States
Explore the world's most expensive popcorn – Berco’s Billion Dollar Popcorn. Made of the finest ingredients collected from around the world, Berco’s Billion Dollar Popcorn is made of organic sugar for caramel, Vermont Creamery, Laeso which is the world’s most expensive salt, Nielsen Massey Bourbon Vanilla and 23-karat edible gold flakes. A single tin could cost you just $250. Amazingly good in taste – this popular snack is fit for royal consumption.
Black Diamond Ice Cream
Where Can You Eat It: Scoopi Cafe, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai
Priced at DHS 3,000, Dubai’s Black Diamond Ice Cream claims to be the world’s most expensive scoop. This over-the-top diamond ice cream contains edible 23-carat gold flakes, Madagascar vanilla ice cream and Iranian saffron. It is further topped with slices of black Italian truffles.
To make the customer feel royal the ice cream is served in a golden handmade Versace bowl with a silver spoon! What more... you are allowed to keep them! Isn’t it interesting?
This section has unveiled some of the most expensive dishes in the world. Although these gastronomic jewels may not be a part of anyone’s regular palate, experiencing it once-in-a-while can surely satisfy your need for opulence.
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