Top 5 Most Expensive Dishes in The World
If there is one thing we love to do is eat. Eating is more than just about survival for us social creatures, it's a gateway into cultures, breaking bread with friends and family creates bonds and we even socialize and network over meals.
However, have you ever wondered what are the most expensive meals in the world? How much can a dish cost right? Well here we will list the top 5 most expensive dishes in the world.:
Note: the cover photo is of the The Diamond Studded Martini at Algonquin Hotel
5. The Diamond Studded Martini at Algonquin Hotel, New York City
To order this martini you are required to give the hotel a three-day notice. When you arrive three-days later at the Blue Bar at Algonquin Hotel, the diamond studded martini will be waiting for you. The diamonds used in the martini are the product of an in-house jeweler that creates these custom made diamonds, which are then placed in the martini. The ingredients of this expensive drink includes Grey Goose vodka, dry vermouth, green olives and a diamond ring that is 1 or 2 carats depending on clarity. The drink is $10000 USD and will be served to you in a crystal glass on a silver platter.
4. The Ono Cocktail at XS Nightclub, Las Vegas
Another $10000 USD drink, The Ono is a cocktail served at XS Nightclub at Encore Las Vegas. This drink is full on luxury and here is why; the ingredients for this cocktail include Louis XIII Black Pearl cognac, 4 ounces Charles Heidsieck 1981 Champagne Charlie, fresh-squeezed orange juice, apricot puree, Sence rose nectar, two ice cubes and it comes with 18-carat gold necklace with Tahitian black pearl as well as an 18-carat gold and stingray-leather Mont Blanc cuff links. Pretty good for a cocktail right? well, it is in Vegas!
3. The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence at Fortress Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka
Luxurious decadence is what this dessert is all about. You can get the Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence at the DUO restaurant, Fortress Resort & Spa. This amazing dessert will set you back about $14500 USD and yes, orders need to be placed in advance. The dessert is made with gold leaf Italian cassata, flavored with fruit-infused Irish cream and it also comes with a handmade chocolate carving in the shape of a local stilt, a fruit compote and Dom Perignon champagne sabayon at the base, as well as an 80 carat Aquamarine gemstone. Luxurious indeed.
2. Chocolate Pudding at Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel, England
This chocolate pudding from Lindeth Howe Country House in England cost about £22,000 (approximately $31500 USD) and is the creation of Chef Marc Guibert who wanted to go for the title of World's Most Expensive Dessert in 2011. The pudding is made from high-end chocolate, gold leaf, champagne, caviar includes a diamond. The pudding is designed to look like a Faberge egg and is laced with edible gold and layered champagne jelly. Yes it must be ordered in advanced, in fact if you would like to have his dessert, it must be ordered two weeks prior to indulging into it. As of 2013, only one has been sold. Very exclusive!
1. Strawberries Arnaud at Arnaud's, New Orleans
I'm not going to tell you how much this one is just yet. This dessert is the result of a partnership between Arnaud's and MS Rau antiques on a proposal package that included the signature Strawberries Arnaud dessert and a diamond ring. Yes, the dessert comes with a 7.09 carat pink diamond and is accompanied by the signature dish of strawberries served in a marinade of port, red wine, spices and citrus with vanilla ice-cream. Co-owner Katy Casbarian writes (jokingly) to Eater.com, that "it is our worst selling dessert." That may have something to do with the price of course, this romantic proposal package dessert cost $3.95 million.