10 most expensive dishes in the world
Where you can try burgers for $5000, omelets for $1000 and a pizza for €8000
The rule “the more expensive the better” in the case of cooking does not always work. Sandwich, cooked in a nondescript cafe, someone seems much more appetizing than filet Mignon from the elite restaurant. On the other hand, having ordered a dish, the cost of which is calculated even tens and hundreds of conditional units, Willy-nilly, you will begin to admire his taste — not least because they do not want to regret the money spent. However, as a rule, the admiration is quite sincere, the creators of expensive dishes tend not to make money out of anything, but to show their culinary skills and imagination. Forbes chose 10 edible masterpieces, which are able to inflict a serious blow to the budget gourmet.
Frenchman, Hubert Keller is widely respected among American chefs. He owns several restaurants, including Fleur, located in the world capital of gambling. It is here that serves a giant Burger for $5000: a Kobe beef, foie Gras and truffle sauce, all on a lush crispy bun. As a bonus — a bottle of Château Pétrus wine harvest in 1995, and exclusive glass that, if the client so wishes, will be shipped out to his home along with a certificate of quality. In addition, the satellite or companion, who will order the FleurBurger 5000, will receive a free Burger — though ordinary.
Golden Opulence Sundae
Legendary cafe in the Upper East side is often called the “luxury fast food”: hot dogs, sandwiches and burgers here are significantly more expensive than conventional eatery. And desserts from Serendipity III will cost a pretty penny: why should only the Golden Opulence Sundae! It is based on ice cream bean Tahitian vanilla. They are filled with elegant ice-cream bowls decorated with edible gold leaf and shavings of the world’s most expensive chocolate Amedei Porceleana. For dessert are served candied exotic fruits, gold dragees, marzipan cherries and a plate of caviar. To order the Golden Opulence Sundae is necessary not less than 48 hours, otherwise the cook will not have time to deal with time consuming task.
Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata
Hardly any dish can be cheaper and easier to prepare than an omelet: beat a couple eggs and fry them in a frying pan, even a child. However, the chef of the restaurant Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien hotel proved that even the omelette you can make a real masterpiece. However, products need not most common: instead of milk, flour and green — meat of a lobster, cream, chives and 10 ounces of sevruga caviar. According to the representative of the press service of the hotel, the cost of the omelette is almost indistinguishable from its price stated on the menu. Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata — it’s a way not to earn on gullible guests and to impress them. For the budget provided a “Lite” version with less caviar for only $100.
Sushi Del Oriente
Arriving in Moscow, and looking into one of the many “Japanese” restaurants, the indigenous people of the Country of the rising sun usually are confused: according to their views, sushi and rolls should look different, not to mention taste. I wonder what feelings would the Japanese creation Filipino chef Angelito Araneta Jr., who came up to wrap nigiri sushi of the finest plates of 24-Karat gold and decorate them with diamonds. But African — each weighing 0.2 CT. Usually this dish is bought by potential suitors who are going to dinner to propose to his sweetheart — apparently in the hope that after serving Sushi Del Oriente no shrew will not be able to say “no”.
Pizza Louis XIII
To call pizza delicious dish is difficult even with a stretch: in large cities it is sold on every corner for a penny. However, the Italian chef Renato viola wanted to break that stereotype and invented a unique pizza recipe, which is just right to entertain guests at Royal parties. In front of the customer viola puts on the dough pre-cooked shrimp, lobster meat and lobster, three kinds of caviar and Buffalo mozzarella — cheese made from milk of black Buffalo. As filling use of elite cognac Remy Martin Louis XIII. Even salt is not any, and the Australian pink mined in the Murray river basin, where the abundance of red algae grow. Fill gorge will not work as the diameter of Pizza Louis XIII is just 20 cm
Macaroons Haute Couture
French pastry chef Pierre Herme began his career at the age of 14 years. Today, sweets made by his recipes, culinary brand sold in boutiques at prices substantially higher than average. However, to afford to buy a box of cookies or candy from Hermes can many — but the pound of pasta production at a pocket far not to everyone. It is, of course, not the pasta, but a special form of cakes. In the Arsenal of the famous pastry chef has hundreds of different recipes for this sweet. Air in the dough based on egg whites, he may add almost any ingredient, from peanut butter, caramel and exotic fruits to rose petals, champagne and sea salt. And this is not the limit.
Hearing the word “curry”, the people of Russia are primarily ocher-yellow seasoning or sauce of the same name. In Asia a common dish called “curry” — something like a stew of vegetables, meat or fish with a thick gravy. It should be relatively cheap and not considered a delicacy. However, in a London Indian restaurant Bombay Brasserie figured out how to make curry the most expensive item on the menu. For this you need only to use for cooking valuable seafood: lobster, caught off the coast of Scotland, Devonshire crab, snails and abalone. Samundari Khazana also includes truffles and Beluga caviar. Chef Prahlad Hedge says that the basis for a recipe borrowed from his mother’s culinary experience.
The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence
Being first-time in Sri Lanka, it is difficult to believe that the tiny state is home to one of the most expensive desserts in the world, because the islanders live modestly. However, the confectioners of Wine3 restaurant, which is located in the luxury hotel The Fortress, decided to surprise the visiting guests. The invention of delicacy consists of Italian cassata (sweets based on the sponge cake) – flavored liqueur Irish Cream, canned mangoes and pomegranate, as well as the Sabayon (egg cream, whipped cream with wine) champagne brand Dom Perignon. As a decoration used hand-made chocolate figurine of a fisherman, who sits astride on the pole: the fish in Sri Lanka is caught in this way. An important decorative element of the dessert is a pure 80 carat aquamarine.
Wagyu Meat Pie
Wagyu beef is extremely expensive type of meat. Its main suppliers in the world market, Japan and Australia. Farmers, of course, don’t share with the public all the secrets, but rumor has it that marbled meat is so tasty and tender, because the bulls are made to drink beer and make it a massage instead of using oil the sake. Made with Wagyu beef — not cheap pleasure too. Especially if it also includes truffles and matsutake mushrooms, and the meat is marinated in two bottles of Chateau Mouton Rothschild vintage 1982. Believing that wanting to buy the whole cake, there are few, the management is ready to sell its quarter — ₤2,000 each.