Make a list of the world’s most expensive products is difficult, because in the world of luxury gastronomy everything is so volatile. And yet there are foods that in any season, regardless of trends and economic situation in the world, are unrelenting demand, which determines their high price.
1. Beluga caviar
Beluga caviar is the most expensive product in the world, because a kilogram of Beluga caviar costs up to $ 5,000. Beluga is one of the rarest species of sturgeon, which inhabits the Caspian basin. This caviar is harvested from sturgeon adults (20 years and older), which weigh at least 2 tons. Beluga caviar ranks first in the size of eggs (up to 2.5 mm in diameter) and nutritional value. The criterion for assessing the quality Beluga caviar is its color: the lighter the ROE, the higher the price (color varies from black or a dark purple to a pearly-gray). When you crack the egg, it bursts, and you feel a sharp salty taste, which nothing can not be confused. Beluga caviar is usually served with toast and butter, which underline her specific taste.
Saffron is the most expensive seasoning in the world. Depending on the time of year, the price of saffron varies from 1500 to 2500 dollars a pound (0,450 kg). Saffron is obtained from the flowers of saffron, hand-picked. To produce a pound of dry saffron, it is necessary 50 – 70 thousand flowers (this is a crop from an area of a football field).This is a very long and laborious process, which explains the sky-high (as for spice) the price of saffron. Continue reading
Martini Truffle – $ 100.
It offers London hotel Rocco Forte’s Browns Hotel. The cocktail consists of chocolate liqueur, Martini, and its highlight is the truffle, soaked in vodka for two days.
Ritz Sidecar – 515 dollars.
This cocktail is still served in the bar “Hemingway” Paris hotel “Ritz”. Why “yet”? Because of its composition, except for the liqueur Cointreau and lemon juice, is a very rare cognac “1830 Ritz Reserve”, which in the world there are only a few bottles. The uniqueness of this brandy gives a variety of grapes, the berries of which were collected in France in the 60-ies of the XIX century until the invasion of phylloxera, which destroyed many vineyards.
Magie Noir – $ 550.
The Foundation of this delicious cocktail Hennessy cognac, Dom Perignon champagne and BlackBerry cream liqueur Creme deMure. He served in the London club Umbaba. The cocktail was invented by bartender Gila Andre who was inspired by regular visitors to club the young bankers, who one day was bored to celebrate their award the traditional bottle of Cristal. And that cocktail was even more spicy, add the lemon juice, the pulp of fruits of litchi and a special extract from the bark africanigeria Yohimbe is a natural aphrodisiac. This masterpiece is served in a crystal glass, with a straw, which is made of 24-carat white gold by jeweler designs Tom Binns. Continue reading