Many of us LIVE TO EAT instead of EATING TO LIVE! This statement itself proves the undying and unconditional love we have for food. There are definitely many of us who daydream of food when sitting in our office cabins. Our love for food is greater than any love. Not to mention that we are the first to head out to any food junction that opens up in the city, and let me tell you there is no missing out on that. So, whenever you see a foodie cheesing off, the crack is to present him his favorite delicacy!
Another sign of a foodie is that he cannot stop ogling at alluring food photos. Another tricky question for every foodie out there, do you need food for thought or the only thought that strikes you is food?! Here are some of the most expensive dishes from around the world.
Disclaimer: They may cost you a bomb! The lavish and rare ingredients grant these food items a luxury status, coming with a hefty price. Although it may be difficult for us to dig into any of them, courtesy to their price tag, but who said there are charges for gazing at them? So, fear not, look for as long as you wish!
This gold alluring delicacy has been crafted by the doughnut masters, Kripsy Kreme UK and it costs £1,000. Its sumptuous ingredients include Chateau d'Yquem crème, raspberries, and Dom Pérignon vintage 2002 champagne jelly. But, the class is granted by the 24-karat gold leaf, 23-karat gold dust, and edible diamonds. Woah! Now, this is the most expensive doughnut, ever!
The second on the list, is the Mauboussin Mega Sundae which is available at the Bagatelle restaurant in New York City's Meatpacking District and it costs a whopping £594.28 or $1,000. The ingredients are scoops of vanilla ice cream and Dom Perignon Rose sorbet topped with chocolate truffles, macaroons, whipped cream, chocolate vodka sauce, "gilded brownies" and a sprinkling gold leaf. Giving the dessert a deluxe edge is the Mauboussin ring made of black steel and white gold worth £314.97 ($530).
Having quintessential ingredients such as 40-year aged Wisconsin cheddar "infused with 24k gold flakes," white truffle aioli, 100-year-old balsamic vinegar and being served with a skillet lobster mac, this 'Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese' sandwich has taken over the hearts of many people. The Chicago-based restaurant Deca Restaurant + Bar is located inside the Ritz-Carlton and it serves this dish, which costs £59.43.
A dish for the affluent class, this is a normal fish pie, but the ingredients include high-end produce. FYI, this dish is an amalgamation of the finest ingredients. The fish is poached in Dom Perignon champagne, the bulk of the pie is made up of scallops, hand-caught oysters, Balik Salmon, fresh Turbot, and white Alba truffle - all topped with Cornish lobster tails, gold crumbs, and Beluga caviar. You will be surprised to find that even the salt is special, it is harvested from the Piran Salt Pans in Slovenia.
The world's most expensive cupcake, 'The Golden Phoenix' is made from the best quality chocolate and its wrapped in edible gold foil. It is available at Dubai's Bloomsbury's Cupcakes for an extravagant price tag of £645 (Dh3,700).
Costing a staggering £594.28 or $1,000, the Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata mesmerizes whoever decides to eat it. A lavish twist to the homely omelet, the savory dish is available at Norma's Restaurant at Le Parker Meridien Hotel, New York City. It has toppings of lobster and around 10 ounces of Sevurga caviar which is brought from the Caspian Sea.
Introduced in 2006 by Selfridges, this huge sandwich is made from Wagyu beef, fresh lobe foie gras, black truffle mayonnaise, brie de meaux, rocket, red pepper, mustard confit, and English plum tomatoes. Fetching from your pocket £85, this sumptuous dish will melt your heart.
Wait! What did I read? Frozen yet hot chocolate? Now, this is something interesting! 'The Frozen Haute Chocolate' contains 14 rare and secret cocoas, 14 of the world's rarest and most expensive cocoas from Africa and South America, milk, ice cubes, whipped cream, and shavings of the world's most expensive truffle, the La Madeline au Truffle. Served at the New York restaurant Serendipity 3, it costs around £14,857. The way it is served is simply spellbinding. It's served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet laced with a 23-karat edible gold and it comes with an 18-karat gold and a white diamond bracelet attached to the goblet's neck.
This gold cheese is so fancy, invented as a Christmas treat in 2011. It costs £60 per 100g slice and has real gold nuggets. Now, that's whopping!
This desert can be bought for £4.90, comprising of a strawberry dish served in a marinade of port, red wine, spices, and citrus with vanilla ice cream.
Have a sumptuous yet satisfying meal, folks! We hope this piece motivated you to work harder and earn more to experience these delicacies!