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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.

5 Comments »

  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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