10 most expensive dishes in the world
Saffron . Surprised? I was also surprised that some kind of spice in our time may be more expensive than gold. Saffron is made from the stigmas of the purple saffron flower Crocus. Each flower only three stigmas, and manufacture one hundred grams of spices (dry) is about 50 thousand (!) flowers. Such a number of flowers of Crocus is enough to cover a football field. To obtain saffron spice is needed not only flowers, but also office and laboratory equipment. A pound of saffron can cost anywhere from $500 to $5000.
Diamond caviar . This is the highest quality grade of Beluga caviar unusual light shade. The older the fish, the lighter the resulting caviar – Beluga and since now quite rare, old Beluga in General are worth their weight in gold. This caviar has a very delicate and exquisite taste. For this Bank the caviar, ALMAS, made of 24-Karat gold, and is the perfect frame for its precious contents. A similar dish can be enjoyed only in a London restaurant Caviar House &Prunier located in Piccadilly. The cost is almost 50 thousand dollars per kilogram.
The white truffle . This variety of truffles growing in Northern Italy, and their cost may reach nearly 3 thousand dollars for a half-kilogram. The record price was paid by Stanley Ho, a casino owner paid 330 thousand U.S. dollars for a half kilogram of white truffles.
Steak of marbled beef . Gourmets believe that the steak of marble meat is different and tastes and smell and texture. All because such meat can only give cows “Tajima”, and that is not all, but only those that are “sitting” on a special diet. Their diet includes even beer. In the US the typical price for such meat – $40-$150 per half kilogram.
Coffee Kopi Luwak . This variety is known coffee that is produced from coffee beans that have passed through the gastrointestinal tract of the Asian palm marten, a pretty rare animal. The marten eats the berries, but the coffee beans pass through the esophagus intact, after which they are harvested by specially trained workers. This variety of coffee is produced in Sumatra, Java, Malaysia, and the Philippines. In the year collectors collect just 500 pounds of beans, which could explain the high price of this variety of coffee is $300 US dollars per 0.5 kg.
“Diamond” Martini . Actually, it is a regular Martini, but instead of olives the bartender puts a 1.6-carat diamond. Of course, the taste of the Martini must conform to the diamond and therefore the price for a cocktail is $16000. You can try only at the Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, Japan.
Chocolate truffles . This special treat is made only manually by the employees of the company Knipschildt Chocolatier, which is located in Connecticut, USA. The recipe includes truffles Valrhona cocoa with lots of exclusive products. Cost – about $6000 per kilogram.
Nino’s facilities to match, bellisima . This pizza is not like those that are sold in the network of fast food restaurants New York City, and any other similar institutions. The Nino’s facilities to match, bellisima pizza includes lobster, crab meat and 6 kinds of caviar. If you have an extra thousand dollars, can try.