10 most expensive foods in the world
Where you can try the burgers for $ 5,000, $ 1,000 omelettes and pizza for € 8,000. Forbes magazine chose 10 edible masterpieces, which are capable of inflicting a serious blow to the budget gourmet.
The rule "the more - the better" in the case of cooking works not always. Sandwich cooked in a homely cafe, someone will seem far more appetizing than the filet mignon of high-end restaurants. On the other hand, ordered food, the cost of which is estimated not even tens and hundreds of conventional units, willy-nilly, you start to admire his taste - at least because I do not want to regret the money spent. However, as a rule, a delight after all quite sincerely: the creators of expensive dishes tend not so much to make money on anything, how to demonstrate their culinary skills and imagination.
Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata
The cost: $ 1,000
Where they cook: Norma's, Le Parker Meridien, New York, USA
Not only what dish can be cheaper and easier to prepare than the omelet: Beat a couple of eggs and fry them in a frying pan can even a child. However, the chef of the restaurant Norma's at Le Parker Meridien Hotel proved that even the omelet can be a real masterpiece. However, the products need not the most common: instead of milk, flour and green - whole lobster meat, cream, chives, and 10 ounces of stellate sturgeon caviar. According to the representative of the press service of the hotel, the cost of the omelet is almost no different from its price, stated on the menu. Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata - a way not to make money on unsuspecting lodgers, and impress them. For the budget provided "lite" version with fewer eggs - all for $ 100.
The cost: $ 5,000
Where they cook: Fleur, Las Vegas, USA
French by birth, Hubert Keller enjoys great prestige among American chefs. He owns a number of restaurants, including Fleur, located in the world capital of gambling. It is here that serves giant burger costing $ 5000: Kobe beef, foie gras and truffle sauce, and all this - in the lush crispy bun. As a bonus - a bottle of wine Château Pétrus 1995 harvest, as well as an exclusive glass, which, if the customer so desires, he will be sent home with a quality certificate. In addition, satellite or companion, the one who will order FleurBurger 5000, will receive a free burger - the truth, the usual.
Golden Opulence Sundae
The cost: $ 1,000
Where they cook: Serendipity III, New York, USA
The legendary Cafe on the Upper East Side, often referred to as "junk food luxury": hotdogs, sandwiches and burgers here are much more expensive than ordinary eatery. And the desserts from Serendipity III will fly a lot of money: which is only Golden Opulence Sundae! It is based ice cream Tahitian vanilla bean. Filled them graceful kremanku decorated with edible gold leaf and chips in the world's most expensive chocolate Amedei Porceleana. For dessert served candied exotic fruit, gold dragees, marzipan cherries and saucer with caviar. Ordered Golden Opulence Sundae is necessary not less than 48 hours, otherwise the cooks do not have time to cope with the time-consuming task.
Sushi Del Oriente
Price: $ 2034
Who prepares: ANGELITA Araneta Jr., Manila, Philippines
Arriving in Moscow and looking at one of the many "Japanese" restaurants, the indigenous people of Japan usually come in bewilderment: according to their ideas, sushi and rolls should look a little different, not to mention the taste. I wonder what kind of feelings would cause the creation of the Japanese Filipino chefs ANGELITA Araneta Jr., who came up to wrap sushi nigiri-thin plates of 24-carat gold and diamonds decorate them. And it is not simple, and African - each weighing 0 2 carats. Usually this dish ordered potential suitors, who are going to make for dinner with your beloved - perhaps in the hope that after the portion will not be able to say Sushi Del Oriente no Stubborn "no."
Pizza Louis XIII
Price: € 8300
Who prepares Renato Viola
Called exquisite dish pizza is difficult even at a stretch: in the big cities it is sold at every corner for a penny. However, the Italian chef Renato Viola wanted to break that stereotype and invented a unique pizza recipe, which fit to entertain guests at royal receptions. In the eyes of the customer Viola puts on a pre-prepared dough shrimp, lobster meat and lobster, three kinds of caviar and buffalo mozzarella - cheese made from the milk of black buffalo. As the filling is used elite cognac Remy Martin Louis XIII. Even the salt is not any, and Australian pink mined in the Murray Basin, which grows red algae in abundance. Eat your fill will not work: the diameter of Pizza Louis XIII only 20 cm.
Macaroons Haute Couture
Price: from € 5750 per pound
Who prepares: Pierre Hermé, Paris, France
French pastry chef Pierre Hermé began his career at the age of 14 years. Today sweets made of his recipes are sold in branded culinary boutiques at prices substantially higher than average. However, afford to buy a box of cookies or chocolates from Hermé are many - but a pound of pasta its manufacturing afford not to everyone. It is, of course, not about the pasta, and a special kind of pastry. In the arsenal of the famous confectioner - hundreds of different recipes of sweets. In the air-based dough egg whites it can add almost any ingredient, since peanut butter, caramel and exotic fruit and ending with rose petals, champagne and sea salt. And this is not the limit.
Cost: £ 2000
Where they cook: Bombay Brasserie, London, United Kingdom
Hearing the word "curry", Russian citizens are primarily ocher-yellow condiment or sauce of the same name. In Asia, the common dish called "curry" - something like a stew of vegetables, meat or fish with a thick gravy. It is worth it is relatively cheap and is not considered a delicacy. However, in a London restaurant Bombay Brasserie Indian dishes have come up with how to make a curry the most expensive menu item. To do this, you need only to use in its manufacture valuable seafood: lobster, caught off the coast of Scotland, Devonshire crab, snails and Abalone. In Samundari Khazana also includes truffles and beluga caviar. The chef Prahlad Hedge says that the basis for a recipe borrowed from the culinary experience of his mother.
The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence
Price: $ 14,500
Where they cook: Wine3, The Fortress Resort and Spa, Galle, Sri Lanka
Was the first time in Sri Lanka, it is difficult to believe that the tiny country is home to one of the world's most expensive dessert, because the islanders live modestly. However, the confectioners restaurant Wine3, which is located in the luxury hotel The Fortress, decided to really surprise the visiting guests. treat invented by them consists of the Italian cassata (sponge-based sweets) tasteful liqueur Irish Cream, canned mango and pomegranate, as well as the sabayon (egg cream, whipped with wine) based on the champagne brand Dom Perignon. As decorations used hand made chocolate figure of a fisherman, who sits astride a pole: fish in Sri Lanka caught in this way. An important element of decorative dessert - pure aquamarine 80 ct.
Wagyu Meat Pie
Price: ₤ 8000
Where they cook: Fence Gate Inn, Lancashire, UK
Beef vagyu - extremely expensive form of meat. Its main suppliers to the world market - Japan and Australia. Farmers, of course, are in no hurry to share with the public all the secrets of the production, but there are rumors that the marbled meat is obtained in this delicious and tender, because the Bulls give to drink beer and make it a massage, using oil instead of sake. Beef pie vagyu - too fun not cheap. Especially if its members are also included truffles and matsutake mushrooms, and marinate the meat itself in two bottles of wine Chateau Mouton Rothschild vintage 1982. Believing that those wishing to purchase the entire pie, there are few, the restaurant management is willing to sell his quarters - of ₤ 2000 each.
Sultan's Golden Cake
Price: $ 1,000
Where they cook: Çırağan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul, Turkey
Love to all inhabitants of Turkey and the brilliant golden reflected not only in the interiors of the local luxury hotels, but also in dishes that offer a taste of their guests. Thus, in the Çırağan Palace Kempinski prepare a cake, which might well be supplied to the sultan table. The recipe includes soaked in Jamaican rum apricots, figs, pears and quinces, vanilla from French Polynesia and French wheat, as well as truffles and caramel. Dessert covered with a layer of edible 24-karat gold. Sultan's Golden Cake is served in a silver casket handmade, which can take home as a souvenir. The hotel management warns the one who wants to be pampered golden cake, it is necessary to inform the cooks about his desire at least 72 hours.