Do you think before spending money on food? When it is time to gulp your most loved cuisines, you don’t really pay attention to the price tag, do you? However, there are certain dishes which will probably divert your attention towards the right side of the menu where the price is written. Some of these are just outrageously expensive.
Here are 12 most highly-priced dishes that money can buy:
1. A cheese steak worth ₹6,500? It better be filling.
Served at Barclay Prime in Philadelphia, the classic cheese steak is also topped with homemade truffled fontina cheese on a sesame roll. And to wash it down, a glass of Dom Perignon 2000.
2. Hankering for ice cream? How about a ₹ 65,000 sundae?
The Golden Opulence Sundae at Serendipity 3, New York City sells this masterpiece. It has to be ordered 2 days in advance because the caviar and ice cream are flown in.
3. A cupcake that costs ₹48,725. The size is tiny but the amount is not.
As tiny as they maybe, these Sweet Surrender cupcakes are selling well enough at the Venetian & Palazzo. They are made from Porcelana Criollo bean, topped with Tahitian gold vanilla caviar and gold flakes that are edible.
4. A ₹65,000 pizza? Imagine wasting a slice of that.
Nino’s Bellissima houses one of the world’s most oft-cited expensive pizzas. For this $1,000 dollar treat, a few days advance notice is needed.
5. But wait, there’s this as well. A ₹1.6 lakh pizza!
Margo’s in Malta needs a one-week notice for their white truffle and gold pizza to be prepared. This pizza is only available from October to May. The price of the pizza may vary based on the price of the truffle.
6. McDonald’s too cheap for you? Go for a ₹3.2 lakhs burger.
Las Vegas restaurant Fleur prepares a burger (without any advance notice BTW) called the Fleur Burger 5000. The burger may be expensive in its own right but a bottle of 1995 Chateau Petrus wine really shoots up the price. Well at least you have something to down it with.
7. As long as you’re spending, how about a ₹12,000 soup?
Buddha Jumps Over The Wall soup (yes, that’s the name) must be ordered 5 days in advance. It is the world’s most expensive soup.
8. Or perhaps a dessert worth ₹9.4 lakhs?
Called Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence Dessert, it is a handmade chocolate carving in the shape of a local stilt fisherman and is available at the DUO restaurant in Sri Lanka.
9. You can also go for a weirdly named ₹65,000 Frittata called the ‘Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata’.
Norma’s at New York serves these. It is 10 ounces of Caviar and 1 pound of lobster covered with egg and put on a bed of fried potatoes.
10. Brrrrr! The ₹16.2 lakhs Frrrozen Haute Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae that holds a Guinness World Record
Frrrozen Haute Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae was the most expensive dessert as per the Guinness Book of World Records in 2007. Serendipity 3, New York City, has it in its menu.
11. A chocolate pudding worth ₹22 lakhs? This better be good.
The Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, England offers a pudding that includes chocolate, gold leaf, champagne, caviar and a diamond. It has to be ordered 2 weeks in advance for a perfect preparation.
12. Craving something that can throw you into debt forever? Go for a ₹25 crore pastry.
New Orleans based restaurant Arnaud’s provides a proposal package that includes its signature Strawberries Arnaud dessert and a 7.09 carat pink diamond ring.
While you drool about these overly-expensive items and put them on your check-list, there are some who don’t even get enough food to survive. All they dream about is not having to sleep hungry.
This Independence Day, we have joined the Robin Hood Army and Uber to launch #Mission100k.
#Mission100k is a war which Indian and Pakistani students are fighting together against hunger. The campaign aims to unite students to rally together and serve food to 100,000 homeless countrymen on both sides of the border.
If you would like to play your role, here’s how you can do it: www.robinhoodarmy.com/mission100k/
There are 300 million hungry people in India and Pakistan; if you can’t feed them all – let’s start with one.