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Ten of the most expensive gourmet meals in the world

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUCan you imagine a steak that costs more than EUR 2,000 or pizza to enjoy which gourmets are prepared to pay more than EUR 3,000? Paying this kind of money for food is unspeakable. The high price of these meals is because of especially rare ingredients, preparation and time required to prepare them.

Aqua Luna restaurant’s representative Yelena Kashine proudly presents ten of the most expensive meals in the world.

White truffles

Truffles are the most expensive food in the world. This is specifically because it is hard to cultivate them. This is why truffles are a delicacy. The most expensive truffle ever served in the world cost $160,000. Its weight was close to 1.5 kg. It was sold on an auction in Hong Kong several years ago. The soup prepared from it was probably quite tasty!

Densuke watermelon

A special black watermelon cultivated only in Hokkaido, Japan. Why is it so expensive? A single harvest yields only 65 watermelons. It is often bought as a special gift (worth nearly $6,100). It is aid Densuke watermelons are much like regular watermelons, but it has an unusual sweet taste.

Almas caviare

Iran produces the most expensive caviare in the world – Almas or Diamond. It is often served in Caviar House & Prunier restaurant in London. A gold jar of this caviare costs $25,000. The caviare comes from a species of sturgeon in the Caspian Sea. The fish itself is not particularly tasty, but its caviare is exceptionally so. The harvest process is extremely complicated – the caviare needs to be extracted from a still living fish. Upon death, a bitter secretion from the dead carcass ruins the caviar.

Kobe steak

Prepared using meat from wagyu cattle, which are raised only in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Although the raising process is kept secret, it is known the cattle are fed only ecologically clean feeds. They are also often massaged and watered with beer. This is why meat from these cattle is especially soft. A single Kobe steak meal costs $2,800 in Craftseak restaurant in New York.

Matsutake mushrooms

Rare mushrooms whose price can reach even $1,000 per 0.5 kg. Grow in autumn in Japan and several other Asian countries. However, the population of Matsutake mushrooms has suffered greatly because of bugs that ruin trees under which these mushrooms tend to grow. Because these mushrooms cannot be cultivated, there is a high probability they can go completely extinct in the near future.

The world’s most expensive frittata omelette

This omelette costs $1,000 as breakfast at Norma’s Restaurant in New York. This meal is so expensive because ingredients include lobster and sturgeon caviare, which costs $65 per 30 grams. One of the most expensive breakfast meals in the world.

The most expensive doughnut in the world

It is served at Westin Hotel in New York. It costs a mere $1,000. The doughnut is coated with cream cheese, white truffles; it is decorated with edible gold, almonds and Goji berries.

Yubari melons

The most expensive fruit in the world – one auction sold this melon for $26,000 to some restaurant. On average, however, these melons cost $50 to $100. Why are they so expensive? Because they are cultivated in limited amount in one place in the world – greenhouses of Yubari, Japan. These orange melons are highly praised for their juicy sweet taste and beautiful proportions.

Samundari Khazana

A gastronomical wonder and the most expensive curry in the world – it is served at Bombay Brasserie restaurant in London for $3,200. It was first created in 2008. It is assumed that it is related to the premiere of the Slumdog Millionaire film. Only the most expensive ingredients are used in its preparation – White truffles, Devon crab meat, eggs, Huso caviare, Scottish lobster and abalone and quail eggs. The entire meal is decorated with edible gold – an exclusive seasoning.

Pizza Royale 007

One of the most expensive meals in the world was prepared by Chef Domenico Crolla in Italy. It costs $4,200. The pizza whose diameter is 30 cm is decorated with 24-carat edible gold, lobster marinated in extra cognac and champagne soaked caviare. Other ingredients include – Scottish smoked salmon and venison medallions. According to the Chef, this pizza is a perfect gift for St Valentine’s Day.


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  1. Linda says:

    How silly!

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