Enjoy a rich taste with these 10 most expensive foods in the world!
While food may be just an everyday affair for some, for many around the world, it is a gastronomic extravaganza. For gourmets, it isn’t about quantity but the quality of the most delectable dishes on the planet. From escargot, to truffle, there are certain food dishes which are extremely expensive owing to their exotic character or by virtue of their taste and finesse alone. Read on to experience ten of the most sophisticated and expensive foods in the world.
10 Norma’s Lobster Frittata -$ 1000
Norma’s restaurant in the Le Parker Meridien hotel, New York,refined the humble Frittata by using Sevruga caviar, six eggs and lobster claws. Incidentally, sevruga caviar is the highest quality caviar available and this dish contains at least 10 ounces of it. Called the zillion dollar Frittata, it was priced at a $ 1000.
9 Westin Hotel New York White Truffle Bagel – $ 1000
This isn’t just an ordinary bagel. Created by Frank Tujgue, executive Chef at Westin New York, it contains Resiling jelly infused with Goji berry and white truffle cream cheese. The cost factor of $1000 is due to the golden leaves used on the Riesling jelly and the white truffle which is the costliest truffle in the world.
8 Japanese Mattake Mushrooms – $ 2000 per KG
Also known as Matsutake, the Japanese variety of Mattake mushrooms picked at the onset of the season can shoot up to $ 2000 per kg. Native to countries like China, Korea,USA and some of the European countries; it is the Japanese variety grown at the foot of red pine trees in Japan that are most sought after and chosen by fine dining chefs and restaurants worldwide.
7 Wagyu Ribeye Steak – $ 2800
Believe it or not but Wagyu beef actually contains a good percentage of omega 3 fatty acids along with a healthy ratio of saturated and monosaturated fats. Wagyu beef is derived from cattle fed on sake and beer. A Wagyu ribeye steak Served at the once famous Craft steak restaurant in New York was priced at $2800.
6 Bombay Brassiere’s Samundari Khazana Curry- $ 3,200
As expensive foods go, can it get better than this? Indian fine dining restaurant in London celebrated the release of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ with one of the most expensive curries named Samundari Khazana. It contained the best of exotic ingredients such as Devoncrab, Beluga caviar, white truffle, four hollowed de-shelled quail’s eggs, four abalones, a Scottish Lobster and gold leaves garnished all around with more caviar.
5 Pizza Royale by Dominco Crolla- $ 4200
Scottish Chef Dominic Corolla created his version of the most expensive pizza using Bond as his theme. Thus the extravagant 12 inch Pizza Royale was created from cognac marinated lobsters, tomato sauce, smoked Scottish salmon, champagne soaked caviar, venison, prosciutto, and vintage balsamic vinegar. The 24 carat gold flaked garnishing made sure this pizza was worth its weight in gold.
4 Densuke Black Watermelon – $ 6100
Densuke watermelons grow only on the Hokkaido Island of Japan; where every harvest means a yield of not more than a dozen of the fruits. Its rarity is what makes it a much sought after food item among the rich and elite. One particular fruit at 17pounds fetched a price of $ 6200
3 Almas Caviar per Tin – $ 25, 000
Almas caviar is a rarity from Iran. It is derived from the Iranian beluga fish and is well known for its healing properties. Found in the Caspian Sea, it is also known as black gold. If you’re in London, you could get this in a store called, ‘Caviar House and Prunier’ which sells a kg for $25.000 packed in 24 carat gold tin.
2 Marc Guibert’s Lindeth Howe Pudding – $ 35,000
This has got to be the most expensive pudding in the world. The famous chocolate pudding available at the Lindeth Howe Country House in England is resident chef Marc Guibert’s creation. It is made from the highest quality of chocolate, caviar, gold and topped with a two carat diamond.
1 Italian White Alba Truffle – $ 330,000
Although truffles are generally considered the most expensive foods, none can come close to the Italian white Alba. Also called the Alba Madonna, it can be found growing near the city of Alba in Northern Italy. This particular truffle weighing 1.5 kg was found by Luciano Savini and was sold to a Macau based casino tycoon Stanley Ho for a staggering $330,000 (£160,000)
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