May 29, 2012
Last week, New York City restaurant Serendipity 3 set a world record for having the most expensive burger.
That a burger would set a record for costing the most money isn’t that impressive, since it could be toppled by the next joint to charge a dollar more. But it’s still pretty interesting (or funny, at least) to see and read what goes into this record-setting sandwich…
…a mix of Japanese Wagyu beef infused with 10-herb white truffle butter, seasoned with Salish Alderwood smoked Pacific sea salt, topped with cheddar cheese — hand-formed by the famous cheesemaker James Montgomery in Somerset, England, and cave-aged for 18 months — shaved black truffles, a fried quail egg and served on a white truffle-buttered Campagna Roll, which is topped with a blini, creme fraiche, and Paramout Caviar’s exclusive Kaluga caviar — a beautiful golden caviar with a buttery, nutty taste and large pearls from the Huso Dauricus farm raised in Quzhou, China. The finishing touch to this incredible burger is a solid gold “Fleur de Lis” toothpick encrusted with diamonds and designed by world-renowned jeweler Euphoria New York.
It costs $295. No word on how much extra if you want to add bacon.
Update: Might be good to mention that the restaurant is giving the profits made from this to charity.
(via Laughing Squid)
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