Here are some of the World’s most expensive food items:
1. Frozen Haute Chocolate, Serendipity 3, NY
This was once the Guinness World Record holder for being the most expensive dessert, costing JUST about $25000. This so-called extraordinary hot chocolate is full of gold with a few diamonds sprinkled here and there. It comes in a golden leaf-lined goblet decorated with a diamond-studded gold bracelet at the bottom. The frozen drink is made from 28 of the finest cocoas from the world and five grams edible 23 karat gold. It is then topped with shavings of La Madeline Au truffle, one of the most expensive chocolates in the world. To relish this extravagant dessert, you get a diamond studded gold spoon that is solely yours to keep.
2. Golden Opulence Sundae, Serendipity 3, New York
It costs $1000! Is it worth?
Yes .. Why??
Because of a few marzipan cherries, gold dragnets, truffles and Paris candied fruits, world’s best cocoa Amedei Porcelana, an edible golden sugar flower and a small glass bowl of orange, passion fruit and Armagnac infused Grand Passion Caviar. And last, but not the least, an 18 karat gold spoon. As if Golden spoons are edible!
3. Westin Hotel Bagel
Costs around $1000.
Though it may just be a bagel, not that different from what you usually have for your breakfast. Then again, this creation of Frank Tujague, the Executive Chef of Westin Hotel in New York, includes a small amount of white truffle cream cheese and goji berry-infused Riesling jelly that has golden leaves. The price buster is the truffle, as this Italian fungus is one of the most expensive food items in the world.
4. Bombay Brassiere’s Samundari Khazana Curry
Costs around $3200.
As the world was dancing to Nicole Scherzinger and the rest of The Pussycat Doll’s “Jai Ho (You are My Destiny)” while celebrating the success of Slumdog Millionaire, Bombay Brassiere decided to create a curry dish fit for winners of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Devon crab? Check. White truffle? Check. Beluga caviar in gold leaf? Check. There are also gold-coated Scottish lobsters, four abalones, and four quail eggs filled with even more caviar.
5. Craftsteak’s Wagyu Ribeye Steak
Costs around $2800
Wagyu beef is a sought-after item because of its high percentage of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It’s genetic predisposition also allows it to have an acceptable ratio of monounsaturated to saturated fats. The best of the lot is the one from Kobe, raised in the prefecture of Hyogo in Japan. The cows raised here are fed with beer and are massaged regularly to ensure tenderness. A full Wagyu ribeye in Craftsteak in New York was once served for $2,800. The restaurant is now closed, however, and replaced with Colicchio & Sons.
6. Yubari King Melons
Costs around $22,872
No, these are not the ordinary melons that you can find in the supermarket. The orange-fleshed Yubari King melons are coveted because of its proportion and sweetness. These items are so in demand that auctions are actually conducted for its purchase. In 2008, over 100 melon fruits from Yubari were on the block. The most perfect of all was the first item put on sale. A businessman who owns a souvenir shop and seafood lunch restaurant made a bid of nearly $23,000 for the honor and privilege of taking home that particular fruit.
7. Italian White Alba Truffle
Costs around $1,60,406.
Truffles are expensive items, but none as dear as the Italian white alba version. These items have become difficult to cultivate, thus explaining the exorbitant price. A huge white alba truffle that came in at around 1.51 kilograms was once sold for over $160,000. A retail investor from Hong Kong and his wife brought home the truffle.
8. Almas Caviar
Costs around $25,000.
The Almas caviar is an extremely rare food item from Iran. Caviars are already expensive, to begin with, but the rarity of this item makes it even more expensive. As a matter of fact, even finding a store that sells it is like looking for a needle in the haystack. The only store known to carry this item is the Caviar House & Prunier located in Picadilly in London. The store packages the caviar on a per kilo basis and places it in a tin made of 24 karat gold. Selling price is $25,000. If you want just a taste of it, then a smaller tin is sold for $1,250.
9. Black Diamond, Scoopi Cafe, Dubai
Well, talking about a luxurious life, how can Dubai not rank in such a list?
Priced at $817 for a single scoop, yes just one scoop, this is probably the world’s most expensive mix of milk, cream and sugar. The scoop is made of Madagascar vanilla ice cream and world’s finest and the most expensive Iranian saffron, and 23-carat edible gold is served at Scoopi Café in Dubai. It took five weeks to be crafted and comes in a Versace bowl which the customer can keep as a souvenir. According to reports, only two Black Diamonds have been sold so far, and the café owners are planning to get the ice cream registered as world’s expensive most.
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