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<ul><li><p>7/28/2019 18 of the Most Outrageously Expensive Dishes and Drinks Around the World</p><p> 1/17</p><p>18 of the Most Outrageously Expensive</p><p>Dishes and Drinks Around the World</p><p>Tuesday, January 29, 2013, byAmy McKeever</p><p>Share on email </p><p>723</p><p>Sure, you can go to Masa anddrop $1,160 on dinner for two, but why stop there when you</p><p>can order a frittata, pizza, or ice cream sundae for nearly that much each? Or, even</p><p>better, why not just go all in by burning through $3.95 million on a strawberry dessert?</p><p>Restaurants from New York and Las Vegas to Sri Lanka and beyond compete to create the</p><p>world's most outrageously expensive dishes some certified, some not, but certainly all</p><p>over-the-top. Some use gold leaf and foie gras to jack up the prices, while others go for</p><p>pricey cuts of meat or rare wines to accompany. Plus, of course, there are the diamond</p><p>engagement specials.</p><p>Eater reached out to restaurants and bars around the world who are known for their high-</p><p>rolling ways to find out the story behind theirwhale-friendly dishes and see how many</p><p>of these they actually sell. Here now, 18 of the most expensive dishes and drinks in the</p><p>world and in the interest of not having entirely steaks and burgers on the list, somehonorable mentions, too:</p>http://eater.com/archives/2013/01/29/most-expensive-dishes-and-drinks.phphttp://eater.com/archives/2013/01/29/most-expensive-dishes-and-drinks.phphttp://eater.com/authors/amy-mckeeverhttp://eater.com/authors/amy-mckeeverhttp://eater.com/authors/amy-mckeeverhttp://eater.com/archives/2013/01/29/most-expensive-dishes-and-drinks.phphttp://eater.com/archives/2013/01/29/most-expensive-dishes-and-drinks.phphttp://eater.cc/WoXF09http://eater.cc/WoXF09http://eater.com/archives/2013/01/28/most-expensive-tasting-menus-in-america.phphttp://eater.com/archives/2013/01/28/most-expensive-tasting-menus-in-america.phphttp://eater.com/archives/2013/01/28/most-expensive-tasting-menus-in-america.phphttp://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/5108221ff92ea15623025a6a/most-expensive-dishes.jpghttp://eater.com/archives/2013/01/28/most-expensive-tasting-menus-in-america.phphttp://eater.cc/WoXF09http://eater.com/archives/2013/01/29/most-expensive-dishes-and-drinks.phphttp://eater.com/authors/amy-mckeeverhttp://eater.com/archives/2013/01/29/most-expensive-dishes-and-drinks.phphttp://eater.com/archives/2013/01/29/most-expensive-dishes-and-drinks.php</li><li><p>7/28/2019 18 of the Most Outrageously Expensive Dishes and Drinks Around the World</p><p> 2/17</p><p>$100 hot dogs and $3.95 million desserts. &gt;&gt;&gt;</p><p>[Photo: DougieDog]</p><p>18. DougieDog, Vancouver $100 Dragon Dog</p><p>WhenDougieDogowner Dougie Luvset out to make the world's most expensive hot dog,</p><p>he didn't want to use some of the ingredients restaurants traditionally use to kick up their</p><p>prices such as caviar. But, as he tells Eater, he sure didn't mind high-end meat. So this</p><p>$100 foot-long bratwurst is infused with hundred-year-old Louis XIII cognac and topped</p><p>with fresh lobster, picante sauce and Kobe beef seared in olive and truffle oil. Luv says he</p><p>has sold 783 of these dogs since creating them last year and while he usually requests 12</p><p>hours notice the restaurant does keep three on hand just in case.</p>http://eater.com/archives/2013/01/29/most-expensive-dishes-and-drinks.php#morehttp://eater.com/archives/2013/01/29/most-expensive-dishes-and-drinks.php#morehttp://dougiedog.com/http://dougiedog.com/http://dougiedog.com/http://eater.com/archives/2012/01/25/the-worlds-most-expensive-hot-dog-costs-100.phphttp://eater.com/archives/2012/01/25/the-worlds-most-expensive-hot-dog-costs-100.phphttp://eater.com/archives/2012/01/25/the-worlds-most-expensive-hot-dog-costs-100.phphttp://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/5107decef92ea10c43037110/dougie-dog-hot-dog-ww.jpghttp://eater.com/archives/2012/01/25/the-worlds-most-expensive-hot-dog-costs-100.phphttp://dougiedog.com/http://eater.com/archives/2013/01/29/most-expensive-dishes-and-drinks.php#more</li><li><p>7/28/2019 18 of the Most Outrageously Expensive Dishes and Drinks Around the World</p><p> 3/17</p><p>[Photos: Barclay Prime]</p><p>17. Barclay Prime, Philadelphia $100 cheesesteak</p><p>Stephen Starr'sBarclay Primedresses up the Philadelphia classic cheesesteak with wage</p><p>ribeye cut down with foie gras and topped with truffled homemade fontina cheese on a</p><p>sesame roll. It also comes with a glass of Dom Perignon 2000 and comes out to the tune</p><p>of $100. According to a rep, people order the cheesesteak pretty often and usually in</p><p>groups. There's no need to order it in advance.</p>http://www.barclayprime.com/http://www.barclayprime.com/http://www.barclayprime.com/http://www.barclayprime.com/</li><li><p>7/28/2019 18 of the Most Outrageously Expensive Dishes and Drinks Around the World</p><p> 4/17</p><p>[Photo:Facebook]</p><p>16. Kai Mayfair, London $170 Buddha Jumps Over the Wall soup</p><p>The Guinness World Record for the world's most expensive soup belongs to London'sKai</p><p>Mayfair, though some changes have been made since that record was logged in 2005.</p><p>While the dish once contained shark's fin, an employee tells Eater that particular (and</p><p>controversial) ingredient has been replaced with noodles to go along with the abalone,</p><p>Japanese flower mushroom, sea cucumber, dried scallops, chicken, huan ham, pork and</p><p>ginseng. It must be ordered with five days' notice and sells for 108 ($170).</p>https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150667933913959&amp;set=a.433622008958.233051.95581763958&amp;type=3&amp;theaterhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150667933913959&amp;set=a.433622008958.233051.95581763958&amp;type=3&amp;theaterhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150667933913959&amp;set=a.433622008958.233051.95581763958&amp;type=3&amp;theaterhttp://www.kaimayfair.co.uk/http://www.kaimayfair.co.uk/http://www.kaimayfair.co.uk/http://www.kaimayfair.co.uk/http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/5107ded2f92ea139f100760d/kai-mayfair-soup.jpghttp://www.kaimayfair.co.uk/http://www.kaimayfair.co.uk/https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150667933913959&amp;set=a.433622008958.233051.95581763958&amp;type=3&amp;theater</li><li><p>7/28/2019 18 of the Most Outrageously Expensive Dishes and Drinks Around the World</p><p> 5/17</p><p>[Photo:Bar Masa, Las Vegas]</p><p>15. Bar Masa, New York City $240 Masa toro with caviar</p><p>It's pretty easy to rack up quite a bill at New York City'sBar Masa, but it'll go a lot quicker</p><p>with just one order of the Masa toro with caviar roll. This is an eight-piece roll that will set</p><p>you back $240 because, well, fatty tuna and caviar are not cheap. It'salso on the menu at</p><p>Bar Masa's Vegas outpost, and is served with a crispy, buttery brioche.</p><p>[Photo: The Old Homestead Steakhouse]</p>http://vegas.eater.com/archives/2013/01/28/where-to-find-caviar-on-the-menu-in-las-vegas.phphttp://vegas.eater.com/archives/2013/01/28/where-to-find-caviar-on-the-menu-in-las-vegas.phphttp://vegas.eater.com/archives/2013/01/28/where-to-find-caviar-on-the-menu-in-las-vegas.phphttp://masanyc.com/pdfs/Spring%20Bar%20Dinner.pdfhttp://masanyc.com/pdfs/Spring%20Bar%20Dinner.pdfhttp://masanyc.com/pdfs/Spring%20Bar%20Dinner.pdfhttp://vegas.eater.com/archives/2013/01/28/where-to-find-caviar-on-the-menu-in-las-vegas.phphttp://vegas.eater.com/archives/2013/01/28/where-to-find-caviar-on-the-menu-in-las-vegas.phphttp://vegas.eater.com/archives/2013/01/28/where-to-find-caviar-on-the-menu-in-las-vegas.phphttp://vegas.eater.com/archives/2013/01/28/where-to-find-caviar-on-the-menu-in-las-vegas.phphttp://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/5107deecf92ea103f002fbf5/old-homestead-raw-wagyu-ww.jpghttp://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/5107ebd7f92ea14a8200dbb3/bar-masa-roll-ww.jpghttp://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/5107deecf92ea103f002fbf5/old-homestead-raw-wagyu-ww.jpghttp://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/5107ebd7f92ea14a8200dbb3/bar-masa-roll-ww.jpghttp://vegas.eater.com/archives/2013/01/28/where-to-find-caviar-on-the-menu-in-las-vegas.phphttp://vegas.eater.com/archives/2013/01/28/where-to-find-caviar-on-the-menu-in-las-vegas.phphttp://masanyc.com/pdfs/Spring%20Bar%20Dinner.pdfhttp://vegas.eater.com/archives/2013/01/28/where-to-find-caviar-on-the-menu-in-las-vegas.php</li><li><p>7/28/2019 18 of the Most Outrageously Expensive Dishes and Drinks Around the World</p><p> 6/17</p><p>14. The Old Homestead Steakhouse, NYC $350 steak</p><p>For those whales who love to drop a lot of money of expensive cuts of meat, August 2012</p><p>brought some very good news. That was when the US Department of Agriculture lifted its</p><p>import ban on Japanese beef, meaning the great return of Wagyu beef for those who</p><p>can afford it.Old Homestead Steakhouse's New York City location offers the A5 Kobe</p><p>served NY Strip-style in a 12-ounce portion for $350. They recommend to reserve the</p><p>Wagyu steak in advance as apparently "steaks fly off the grill as quickly as the beef arrives"</p><p>at the restaurant. According to a rep, on any given night, they sell as many as 25 Wagyu</p><p>steaks.</p><p>Decadence D'Or [Photo: Sweet Surrender], Cupcakes [Photo:Foursquare]</p><p>13. Sweet Surrender, Las Vegas $750 cupcake</p><p>Chef Olivier Dubreuil of the Venetian and Palazzo created the Decadence D'Or cupcake for</p><p>Sweet Surrenderat the Palazzo in Vegas three years ago, andit seems to be selling just</p><p>fine.This $750 cupcake is created from chocolate made from Venezuela's rare Porcelana</p><p>Criollo bean, topped with Tahitian Gold Vanilla Caviar and edible gold flakes. It also</p><p>includes Louis XIII de Remy Martin Cognac and comes in a hand blown sugar Fleur-de-Lis.</p><p>An employee explains to Eater that the cupcake requires 48 hours advance notice.</p>http://www.theoldhomesteadsteakhouse.com/http://www.theoldhomesteadsteakhouse.com/http://www.theoldhomesteadsteakhouse.com/https://foursquare.com/v/sweet-surrender-cupcakes--palazzo/4b7c903ef964a5203d9b2fe3https://foursquare.com/v/sweet-surrender-cupcakes--palazzo/4b7c903ef964a5203d9b2fe3https://foursquare.com/v/sweet-surrender-cupcakes--palazzo/4b7c903ef964a5203d9b2fe3http://vegas.eater.com/archives/2012/07/17/the-decadence-dor-cupcake-at-sweet-surrender.phphttp://vegas.eater.com/archives/2012/07/17/the-decadence-dor-cupcake-at-sweet-surrender.phphttp://vegas.eater.com/archives/2012/07/17/the-decadence-dor-cupcake-at-sweet-surrender.phphttp://vegas.eater.com/archives/2012/07/17/the-decadence-dor-cupcake-at-sweet-surrender.phphttp://vegas.eater.com/archives/2012/07/17/the-decadence-dor-cupcake-at-sweet-surrender.phphttp://vegas.eater.com/archives/2012/07/17/the-decadence-dor-cupcake-at-sweet-surrender.phphttps://foursquare.com/v/sweet-surrender-cupcakes--palazzo/4b7c903ef964a5203d9b2fe3http://www.theoldhomesteadsteakhouse.com/</li><li><p>7/28/2019 18 of the Most Outrageously Expensive Dishes and Drinks Around the World</p><p> 7/17</p><p>Serendipity 3 [Photo:Facebook]</p><p>12. Serendipity 3, New York City $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae</p><p>Perhaps the most well known of all these dishes is the $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae</p><p>at New York'sSerendipity 3. First created in 2004 for the restaurant's 50th anniversary,</p><p>the Golden Opulence involves three scoops of Tahitian vanilla ice cream infused withMadagascar vanilla beans, topped in 23K edible gold leaf, sprinkled with a couple of</p><p>expensive and rare chocolates plus there's the candied fruits, gold dragets, chocolate</p><p>truffles and bowl of caviar. It's sold in a Baccarat Harcourt goblet with an 18K gold spoon,</p><p>naturally. About 200 of these have been sold in the nine years since it was created,</p><p>according to a rep, who adds that there are two more reservations coming up on</p><p>Valentine's Day. These sundaes require 48 hour advance reservation because the ice</p><p>cream and caviar are flown in.</p>https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150804081810876&amp;set=a.10150615679280876.377100.275089350875&amp;type=3&amp;theaterhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150804081810876&amp;set=a.10150615679280876.377100.275089350875&amp;type=3&amp;theaterhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150804081810876&amp;set=a.10150615679280876.377100.275089350875&amp;type=3&amp;theaterhttp://www.serendipity3.com/http://www.serendipity3.com/http://www.serendipity3.com/http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/5107e5f9f92ea131d0045d0b/serendipity-3-golden-opulence-2-ww.jpghttp://www.serendipity3.com/https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150804081810876&amp;set=a.10150615679280876.377100.275089350875&amp;type=3&amp;theater</li><li><p>7/28/2019 18 of the Most Outrageously Expensive Dishes and Drinks Around the World</p><p> 8/17</p><p>[Photo: Nino's]</p><p>11. Nino's Bellissima, New York City $1,000 pizza</p><p>Nino's Bellissimais home of one of the world's most oft-cited expensive dishes a pizza</p><p>that costs $1,000. As a manager explains to Eater, the pizza comes topped with four types</p><p>of caviar plus some lobster tail for good measure. Order it a few days in advance.</p>http://www.ninony.com/http://www.ninony.com/http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/5107dee3f92ea14a82008765/ninos-full-pizza-ww.jpghttp://www.ninony.com/</li><li><p>7/28/2019 18 of the Most Outrageously Expensive Dishes and Drinks Around the World</p><p> 9/17</p><p>[Photo:Facebook]</p><p>10. Norma's, New York City $1,000 Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata</p><p>There are two versions ofNorma'sfrittata for high-rollers: there's a $100 frittata with only</p><p>one ounce of caviar on it or the $1,000 frittata topped with 10 ounces of caviar. The</p><p>latter is officially the world's most expensive omelette,according to the Guinness Book ofRecords, and also involves one pound of lobster covered in egg on a bed of fried potatoes.</p><p>According to a rep, the restaurant at New York's Le Parker Meridien sells about 10-12 of</p><p>the $1,000 Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittatas throughout the course of a year and that same</p><p>number per month for the $100 dish. There's no need to order in advance.</p>https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=305662976162094&amp;set=a.305645566163835.73228.174420155953044&amp;type=3&amp;theaterhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=305662976162094&amp;set=a.305645566163835.73228.174420155953044&amp;type=3&amp;theaterhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=305662976162094&amp;set=a.305645566163835.73228.174420155953044&amp;type=3&amp;theaterhttp://www.parkermeridien.com/eat1.phphttp://www.parkermeridien.com/eat1.phphttp://www.parkermeridien.com/eat1.phphttp://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/3000/most-expensive-omelettehttp://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/3000/most-expensive-omelettehttp://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/3000/most-expensive-omelettehttp://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/3000/most-expensive-omelettehttp://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/5108162ef92ea1423001d863/normas-lobster-frittata-ww.jpghttp://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/3000/most-expensive-omelettehttp://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/3000/most-expensive-omelettehttp://www.parkermeridien.com/eat1.phphttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=305662976162094&amp;set=a.305645566163835.73228.174420155953044&amp;type=3&amp;theater</li><li><p>7/28/2019 18 of the Most Outrageously Expensive Dishes and Drinks Around the World</p><p> 10/17</p><p>[Photo: Margo's]</p><p>9. Margo's, Malta $2,420 White truffle and gold pizza</p><p>An employee who answered the phone at Margo's Malta tells Eater that the pizzeria needs</p><p>one week advance notice to make its white truffle and gold pizza only available during</p><p>truffle season from October through May.As its menu indicates, the truffles are flown...</p></li></ul>