From the world’s most expensive sundae, to a $5,000 burger that comes along with a bottle of Petrus wine, we’ve assembled some of the most expensive dishes ever created. Some items on our list make Per Se’s $295 tasting menu look downright bargain basement.
After you’ve perused through the gallery, tell us, how much is too much when it comes to spending on extravagant food?
NEW YORK CITY: The $1,000 frittata at Norma's in New York City's Le Parker Meridien is one of the priciest dishes around. The dish is made with six eggs, lobster claws and 10 ounces of Sevruga caviar. 119 W. 56th St., New York City; parkermeridien.com.
LAS VEGAS: Last year classically trained French chef Hubert Keller unveiled a $5,000 burger in his Las Vegas Fleur restaurant. The burger includes mountains of truffles and foie gras, but what gives this burger its particularly high price tag is that it comes along with a bottle of 1995 Petrus, one of the most sought after and high-priced vintages around. 3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada; mandalaybay.com.
LONDON: Haute Chinese restaurant Kai Mayfair in London has dubbed itself the home of the most expensive soup. Said soup, called Buddha Jumps Over the Wall, has a price tag of $165 and is made from shark fin, Chinese mushrooms, sea cucumber, dried scallops, chicken, ginseng and gold. 65 South Audley Street, London; kaimayfair.co.uk.
LONDON: At the Bombay Brasserie in London you can order what is likely the most expensive curry in the world. Called the Sumundari Khazana, the dish includes a mix of Beluga caviar, sea snails, an entire lobster and edible gold. The curry is served with saffron rice and a glass of champagne and sells for $3,100. 140 Courtfield Road, London; bombaybrasserielondon.com.
EDINBURGH: Dubbed the Pizza Royale 007, the most expensive pizza ever created contained venison medallions, Scottish smoked salmon, edible-gold, champagne soaked caviar and cognac marinated lobster. Chef Domenico Crolla who is based in Edinburgh, created the concept for the pizza, auctioned it off on Ebay in 2006 and flew to Rome to create it for the winning bidder. The pizza cost $4,200.
NEW YORK CITY: Serendipity 3 in New York City's Upper East Side has become famous over the years in small part because of its $1,000 "The Golden Opulance Sundae." The sundae includes luxuries like 23 carat edible gold leaf, golden caviar and is served in a Baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet. 225 E. 60th St., New York City; serendipity3.com.
PHILLIPINES: Created by chef Angelito Araneta Jr of Karat Chef in the Philippines, Sushi Del Oriente costs about $2,230, is wrapped in 24-carat gold leaf and five .20 carats of African diamonds. For more information visit KaratChef.com.
DUBAI: Hailed as the world's most expensive cupcake (challengers, feel free to step forward), the Golden Phoenix cupcake available at Dubai's Bloomsbury's Cupcakes costs a whopping $1,000. It's served on a covered Villari 24-carat gold empire cake stand and adorned with edible gold and chocolate. You are definitely going to want to savor every bite. LG O97-1
, The Dubai Mall, Dubai; ilovebloomsburys.com.