If you’re planning to go on a luxury trip in the near future, whether that means going on a city break or splashing out on a weekend in a castle or stately home, then you’re probably anticipating some great food. Treating yourself to premium dishes is one of the best features of a luxury weekend, especially if you can sample dishes you never would before. However, what are some of the most outrageously expensive dishes from around the world, and why would some of them stretch even the best budgets?
The Most Expensive Soup
In terms of the most expensive soup in the world, this honour goes to a dish at the Kai Mayfair restaurant in London, where you can get a soup for £108; this includes noodles, abalone, Japanese flower mushrooms, dried scallops, and ginseng.
Visitors to the Old Homestead Steakhouse in New York City can enjoy Japanese Wagyu beef, served strip style. The Price? $350 will get you a 12 ounce portion of the rare steak.
The Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel in the Lake District has some seriously expensivepuddings; £22,000 will get you a chocolate pudding shaped into a Faberge egg with chocolate, gold lea, champagne, caviar, and even a diamond added for decoration.
If you have a spare $3.5 million spare the next time you visit Arnaud’s restaurant in New Orleans, you can try a dish of strawberries with port, red wine, spices, and citrus. The dish’s price isn’t really down to its ingredients, though, but to the 7.09 carat pink diamond ring that comes with the dessert.
The Most Expensive Curry
The Bombay Brasserie in London has a curry priced at a cool (or spicy) £3,000 – the Samdunari Khazana curry uses a rare form of Devon crab, as well as caviar, gold leaf, Scottish lobster covered in gold leaf, and quail eggs as a side.
Those staying at the Westin Hotel in New York can spend $1,000 on the most expensivebagel in the world; executive chef Frank Tujague prepares the bagel with white truffle, goji berry and Riesling jelly, as well as generous portions of gold leaf.
Zillion Dollar Frittatas
This New York breakfast dish costs $1,000, and involves eggs, lobster, and ounces of extremely pricey sevruga caviar; served at the Le Parker Meridien hotel in New York.
The Pizza Royale
More of an investment than the typical takeaway, the Pizza Royale was created by chef Domenico Crolla, and costs $4200 – for this price you get a 12 inch pizza with toppings that include lobster and cognac, caviar and champagne, Scottish smoked salmon, vintage balsamic vinegar, and gold carat flakes.
Sushi Del Oriente
A dish originally made for a wealthy buyer in the Philippines, Sushi Del Orienete costs $2,100 per plate, and uses rare nigiri sushi, as well as 24 carat gold leaf – African diamonds can also be served as decoration.
Golden Phoenix Cupcake
The Bloomsbury bakery in Dubai serves up pastries made from Italian chocolate, organic strawberries, and 24 carat gold leaf. At $800, the Golden Phoenix Cupcake is actually quite reasonable compared to some of the other foods on this list.
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