The 5 Most Ridiculously Expensive Meals in The US
OK, I'm all about 'You get what you pay for' when it comes to buying food, or eating out in restaurants. Let's be honest, nobody is expecting to get gourmet eats at your local hamburger joint. But if you REALLY want to go all out for a delish meal, check out five of the most expensive meals in America from USA Today. And here's a hint, some of them aren't even real meals, just crazy expensive cuisine. I guess you could get these for the person who has everything on your Christmas list!
- Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata - Norma's Restaurant, New York City. You get breakfast that includes a frittata made with Sevruga caviar, six eggs, and a whole lobster. It actually costs $2,000, but you can get the budget version, which is a one ounce frittata, for only $200.
- Ice Cream Sundae - Baccarat Hotel, New York City. The ice cream itself is not the star of the show, but the toppings are. Vanilla Bean ice cream imported from Madagasgar, black truffle crumble with dark chocolate, hibiscus champagne sauce, and it's all topped with an edible gold leaf. All this magnificence is served in a $1,200 crystal bear. Total cost - $1,500. But if you just want the ice cream, it's $300
- 24K Gold Pizza - Industry Kitchen, New York City. Currently holds the Guinness World Record for most expensive pizza, coming in at $2,700. The toppings are key to the elevated price here. They include English stilton cheese, truffles and foie gras from France, gold leaf, and Ossetra caviar, which happens to be from the Caspian Sea.
- FleurBurger 5000 - Fleur by Hubert Keller, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. This $5,000 burger is made with super tender Wagyu beef, and topped with foie gras, black truffles and comes with a bottle of 1995 Chateau Petrus. Not something your kids are going to order off the menu, for sure!
- Billion Dollar Popcorn - Berco's Popcorn, nationwide. A 6.5 gallon tin will set you back $2,500. Made with organic sugar and butter from Vermont, sea salt from Denmark, and 23K gold flakes. That's a cool $5 per kernel, if you're counting.