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1, Mar 29, 2013

The world’s most expensive dishes

Filed under: Money — admin @ 12:11 am

Last weekend, while my daughter was at the recycling center doing volunteer work, I was trying to catch up with some writing that was due last Tuesday. But I bumped into this article on BBC- The world’s most expensive dishes. Just out of curiosity, I checked it out and was shocked at what I saw. Here are some of them.

The Golden Phoenix Cupcake
The world’s most expensive cupcake was introduced to sweet-toothed spectators in Dubai’s new Bloomsbury’s cafe on 5 July. It is priced at a whopping 3,676 dirhams, and is created from a recipe that includes Italian chocolate, 23-carat edible gold sheets, organic strawberries and lots of edible gold dusting. The cake is presented on a 24-carat gold stand and must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance. (Bloomsburys, Dubai)

The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate
Here’s an exaggerative description of its cost: a moment on the lips; a lifetime on the credit card. Such is the case with the world’s most expensive dessert, the Frrrozen Haute Chocolate, priced at $18,713. Available at Serendipity 3, a restaurant in New York’s Upper East Side, the dish combines 28 different kinds of cocoa, is adorned with 5g of edible 23-carat gold and infused with gold flakes. The sweet treat is presented in a goblet lined with edible gold leaf, served with an 18-carat gold and diamond bracelet and eaten with a solid gold spoon encrusted with rare black, white and chocolate-coloured diamonds.

Le Burger Extravagant
The world’s most expensive burger is made of Japanese waygu beef, infused with 10-herb white truffle butter, seasoned with Alderwood smoked pacific sea salt, topped with cheddar cheese, shaved black truffles and a fried quail egg served on a white truffle-buttered Campagna roll and finished with a blini, crème fraiche and Kaluga golden caviar. Oh — and, a solid gold diamond-encrusted toothpick on the side. The damage? $293, by appointment only, also at the world-famously pricey Serendipity 3 in New York.

Sushi Del Oriente
How about some Sushi Del Oriente — nigiri sushi wrapped in 24-carat gold leaves and sprinkled with five 0.20-carat African diamonds? This is the dish one Japanese businessman tucked into at his personal residence in Manila, Philippines, in 2010, served by up-and-coming celebrity chef Angelito Araneta Jr of premium gastronomy company Karat Chef. The bill? A cool 85,727.59 Philippine pesos. Apparently, the chef’s “artworks” are typically purchased as marriage proposal gifts.

And much more. But to be honest, the thought of the expense makes me sick.


  1. Here in Italy edible gold is used very much, and it’s not that expensive…do you know Manetti Battiloro from Florence?

    Comment by Beatrice — 1, Apr 3, 2013 @ 3:57 am

  2. Thanks for the input. No, I have not heard of edible gold and Manetti Battiloro. I googled it and was surprised at what I read about it.

    Comment by admin — 1, Apr 3, 2013 @ 7:51 am

  3. I’m happy you find my comment useful!
    Manetti Battiloro is a traditional brand here in Italy, not only for edible gold but also for the gold leaf, used in home decoration and art!
    Have a nice day!

    Comment by Beatrice — 1, Apr 4, 2013 @ 3:03 am

  4. You said “here in Italy.” Are you from Italy? I am just wondering. I know gold leaf is used for decoration, but that is normally for the rich, I think.

    Comment by admin — 1, Apr 6, 2013 @ 8:41 pm

  5. Hi!
    Yes, I’m italian…
    I don’t know which are the prices of edible gold in other countries, but in Italy you can buy a box of gold paying just 30 euros (more or less 40 $)…not so cheap but not so expensive! 🙂

    Comment by Beatrice — 1, Apr 8, 2013 @ 8:08 am

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