212 Steakhouse in New York City introduced us all to the ‘The Gold Experience,’ which is a six ounce Kobe beef steak topped off with a 24k gold finish. Going for $400 a pop, it’s certainly not cheap, but customers are raving over its taste.
One said that it simply melts in your mouth, and another said that it was “so tender and delicious.” Well, it’s good to know that this is just as tasty as it looks.
World’s Most Expensive Taco – $25,000
We normally associate tacos with the streets, because about 80% of the best tacos in the world can be found there. However, the Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort are here to prove that tacos can be served in a luxurious manner as well.
As you can see, this treat is absolutely wonderful to look at, but how about the taste? With Kobe beef, black truffle brie cheese, and Almas Beluga Caviar, we’re not really sure how you can go wrong with this one.
Stilt Fisherman’s Indulgence – $14,500
For a whopping $14,500, you can buy the Stilt Fisherman’s Indulgence, a dessert for champions – if those champions are wealthy beyond reason, and can afford to shell out that kind of money so easily.
It can be found in Sri Lanka resort, and once you look past the impressive design, you can appreciate the sugary icicle surrounding this chocolate and fruit treat. The chocolate man on a stilt is supposed to represent a fisherman, with a small chocolate cup on the bottom to round it out.
Black Diamond Ice Cream – $817
Apparently only two of these dishes have ever been sold… and for $817 a pop, we’re not surprised. That being said, let’s try and figure out why this ice cream scoop costs so much.
Served in Dubai’s Scoopi Cafe, the Black Diamond Ice Cream has a tender mix of Italian black truffle, Iranian saffron, Madagascar vanilla bean ice cream, and to round it out, a 23k golden topping. Oh yeah, and you get to keep the Versace serving dish.
Christmas Cake – $1.72 million
Christmas is, as they say, the most wonderful time of the year – but let’s just say kids shouldn’t expect to receive this under their Christmas tree. This red sparkly creation, created by Japanese pastry chef Jeong Hong-Yong, is worth a ridiculous $1.72 million – yeah, you heard us.
Apparently there are a total of 223 diamonds (with the worth of 170 carats) on this thing, and as of right now it’s on display in Tokyo, waiting for a serious buyer. Are you interested?
Le Burger Extravagant – $295
We’re always looking for the perfect burger, and this one looks like it’s got a strong case for it. With Japanese Wagyu beef that has truffle-butter inside, James Montgomery cheddar cheese, black truffles, and a sunny side up egg, this thing is clearly tasty.p>
And then you’ve got the caviar, creme fraiche, and the bline rounding it out, and you’ve got yourself a masterpiece. That said, we can’t imagine it’ll be easy to shell out $295 for this thing.
The Golden Cannoli – $26,000
Here’s yet another dish infused with gold – it really seems to be a trend, doesn’t it? Created by Chef Jasper Mirabile Jr. – a man who’s already famous for his ability to man some of the world’s best cannolis – people are calling it possibly the best cannoli in the world.
On the inside, you can find dark chocolate and whipped ricotta cheese, along with sweet lemon pieces and a golden leaf, trickled around a recipe that actually came from his great-grandmother.
Thanksgiving Dinner – $76,000
This ‘dish’ isn’t so much a dish as it is a full on meal. This majestic Thanksgiving dinner is for a full family, courtesy of the Old Homestead Steakhouse, located in New York City.
That being said, even though it’s for the whole family, it’s clearly not for just any family. Only the wealthiest of families could afford this beautiful Thanksgiving meal – and let’s just say it’s pretty clear what they have to be thankful for.
Quintessential Grilled Cheese – $214
Grilled Cheese is perfect even when it’s not topped in gold, and therefore we can only imagine how good this is. Normally it’s cheap and super easy to make, but NYC’s Serendipity 3 restaurant decided to turn grilled cheese into an all out delicacy.
Using French bread that has been doused with Dom Perignon, they also use a rare Italian cheese called Caciocavallo podolico – and if you have trouble pronouncing it, that means you know it’s good.
Billion Dollar Popcorn – $250
It doesn’t actually cost a billion dollars, but $250 is still a ridiculous amount of money to spend on popcorn. That being said, this popcorn is salted by salt from Laeso Island, uses a creamery butter from Vermont, and has exceptional doses of Neilsen-Massey vanilla.
Oh yeah, and then there’s of course the 23k gold that the popcorn is dipped in. Can we start the movie already? The popcorn’s getting cold… Then again, this popcorn would probably distract people from watching…
FleurBurger 5000 – $5,000
Every great burger deserves another – and since we already showed you one amazing burger, here’s another beautiful creation we wish we could sink our teeth into. In the thick of Sin City, Chef Hubert Keller has brought together a piece of work that’s considered to be the most expensive burger ever made.
However, people have tried it and said that it was completely worth it. At $5,000, we find that hard to believe – but with the duck fat, white truffles, foie gras, and Wagyu beef, we see what they mean.
The 24k – $2,000
When Industry Kitchen introduced ‘The 24k’ to the world, you can understand why the internet went nuts. A pizza made with gold sounds like a dream, but people who have actually tried it are swearing by its rich flavor and overwhelming decadence.
Sure, it may cost $2,000, which is out of most people’s price range – but hey, we can dream, right? In addition to the hold, the white stilton cheese and Ossetra caviar make it an absolute treat.
Dry Cured Iberian Ham – $177.80 per lb
In this article, we’re not just going to be discussing delicious meals that can be bought at restaurants that rich people dine at – we’re also going to be talking about expensive foods that can be bought at a wholesale rate from various places.
Take dry cured Iberian ham, for instance. The black Iberian pig is considered to be an extremely rare breed, and the taste is phenomenal. Coming from Spain and Portugal, this stuff goes for $177.80 per pound.
Bird’s Nest Soup – $1,361 per lb
And then you’ve got bird’s nest soup. If you judge it based on the way it sounds, or based on the way it looks, you might not want to try it. But apparently this stuff goes for $1,361 a pound, so it must be delicious in some quarters around the world!
We won’t even get into how this stuff gets made, and what goes into the process on the bird’s end – but let’s just say that some people are obsessed with the taste.
Zillion Dollar Lobster Omelet – $2,000
When you wake up in the morning and make some delicious eggs to start your day, chances are you aren’t paying $2,000 to make that a reality.
But in this restaurant, you can buy something called a lobster frittata – or a Zillion Dollar Lobster Omelet. It’s served on a nice cushion of Yukon gold potatoes, with a full lobster, Sevruga caviar, and a handful of other things that make this entire delicacy a huge delight.
Saffron – $500 per oz
If you’re someone who likes Indian food, there’s a good chance you’ve eaten Saffron rice in the past. However, what you ate most likely wasn’t what Saffron actually is.
Extremely expensive and very rare, what you’re looking at goes for $500 per ounce, because it very rarely is in bloom. To be more specific, it only is ready to be collected throughout seven days of the entire year – so you can see why the demand would be so high.
Almas Caviar – $36,868 per teaspoon
If $36,868 per teaspoon sounds like a joke, it’s not. If that’s how much teaspoons are going for, you do the math for how much a pound or an ounce would go for.
Apparently this highly coveted caviar comes from the sturgeon fish, which lately has been in danger of extinction. Due to its very small supply and very high demand, you can see why it’s so expensive. Hey, if people are willing to pay, why not?
Moose Cheese – $487.20 per lb
In Sweden, there is a small farm where three moose sisters make some of the world’s most delicious cheese. From May to September, these moose sisters do a lot of lactating, making up to 5 liters of milk every single day.
Eventually this milk gets made into some of the finest cheese in the world, creating a range of various famous flavors, including blue cheese, feta, and many more. At $487 per pound, people are more than willing to pay.
Real Madagascar Vanilla – $4,000 per pound
Apparently real vanilla from Madagascar is the second most sought after spice in the entire world. At $4,000 a pound, it’s extremely difficult to harvest, being that it only blooms for a couple hours – every year.
While that sounds hard to believe, it’s the hard truth for those who love this particular strain of vanilla. Farmers are always ready to harvest it when those hours come – and cash in when the rich people want to spend top dollar for it.
White Truffles – $3,600 per lb
Chances are you’ve heard of white truffles before, but never really understand what it was. They are a type of fungi that have a very pungent smell, and resemble little lumps of cookie dough.
It’s unclear why it got so popular over the years, but one thing is for sure – it’s extremely hard to find, and it’s actually become a common practice to hire hunting dogs to help find this elusive substance. In 2015, on 4 pound piece of white truffle was sold for a ridiculous $61,250.
Yubari King Melon – $29,000
Japanese people take their fruits very seriously. There are certain things that are valued in their culture, and for the elite, they’re partial to fruits that are perfectly shaped. Take the Yubari King Melon, for instance.
These babies can go for up to $29,000 – or at least that’s how much a wealthy person spent for only two of these melons back in 2018. It really makes you think of standard fruit baskets in a whole new light, doesn’t it?
Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani – $60,000 per 750 mL
If you’re not sure what you’re looking at, that’s perfectly normal. However, the name should give you a little bit of a hint. This right here is the most expensive water bottle in the entire world. But why oh why would water be so expensive?
It’s water for crying out loud! Well, a few reasons. One, the Fernando Altamirano designed bottle. Two, the water comes from France, Iceland, and Fiji (because apparently that’s important). Three, the water is mixed with… you guessed it, 24k tiny flakes gold dust.
Matsutake Mushrooms – $272 per lb
Apparently the mushrooms you’re looking at are endangered, which can help us understand why it’s so darn expensive. Mushrooms are one of the most popular ingredients that people like to cook with, and it’s hard to find something we don’t like to put mushrooms on (as long as it’s salt based).
It all comes back to that supply and demand thing – this particular brand is almost extinct, and some people are willing to pay a lot of money to get their hands on it.
Golden Lobster Roll – $100
We’re gonna jump back to restaurants – and relative to many of the other things on this list, the Golden Lobster Roll is one of the cheaper things here. That being said, it’s by no means “cheap” when you consider the average person.
Like many things on this list, this lobster comes with 24k edible gold, and it’s served at a Brooklyn restaurant called BK Lobster. Like we said, don’t look at this list on an empty stomach…