World's Most Expensive Food - Part 2Fitness Equipment
The first article "World’s Most Expensive Food – Part 1” described the most expensive food occurring naturally. The second part lists the most expensive man-made food items in different categories.
Most Expensive Dessert
The credit for world’s most expensive dessert goes to Stephen Bruce, the owner of Serendipity, a New York based restaurant. The dessert contains a blend of 28 cocoas and is named as the” Frrozen Haute Chocolate”. It has five grams of edible gold and is served in a crystal goblet lined with gold and diamonds. Even the spoon used to eat the dessert is decorated with gold and diamonds and can be taken home.
Most Expensive Food Additive
Gold is not only used in jewelry, it is also used as a food additive. In the culinary world, it is known as additive number E175. Gold is only used for external decoration on sweets, chocolates and other confectionaries. Being chemically inert, consuming gold in minute quantities does not have any detrimental effect on overall health. One pound of gold is worth $23,800 in international market as on 3rd July 2011.
Most Expensive Pizza
“Pizza Royale 007” is the most expensive pizza made till date. It was made by Domenico Crolla, a chef from Scotland. The pizza has exotic and expensive ingredients such as an organic bread crust, sunblush tomato pizza sauce, venison, cognac-marinated lobsters, smoked salmon and champagne-soaked caviar. The pizza is topped with oregano and 24-carat gold flakes. The 12-inch pizza is estimated to be worth $2,800.
Most Expensive Omelet
World’s most expensive omelet is offered at an astounding $1,000 by the Le Parker Meridien restaurant, New York. The omelet is made off of six eggs, whole lobster and lots of sevruga caviar. Named as “The Zillion Dollar Frittata”, this extravagant item is also available in a scaled down version, priced at $100.
Most Expensive Sandwich
The most expensive sandwich has been created by James Parkinson from Berkshire, England. Named as “von Essen Platinum Club Sandwich”, this culinary delight contains white truffles, Italian sun-dried tomatoes, Iberico ham, quail eggs, poulet de Bresse and sour dough bread. Weighing at 530 grams, this expensive piece of sandwich costs you around $200.
Most Expensive Bagel
The Westin hotel in New York makes the most expensive bagel available. Created by Chef Frank Tujague, this expensive piece of delicacy is priced at $1,000. The bagel has ingredients such as white truffle cream cheese, goji berry infused Riesling jelly and gold leaves.
Most Expensive Curry
World’s most expensive curry is available in the Indian restaurant “Bombay Brassiere” located in London. The curry is priced at an outrageous £2,000 or $3,200. The restaurant has packed the curry with the most expensive ingredients available to justify the hefty price tag. The body of the curry contains white truffle, Devon crab and a half tomato filled with Beluga caviar. In the periphery are Scottish lobsters, quail eggs and more caviar filled in hollow egg shells. The whole dish is garnished with gold leaves.
Most Expensive Salad
Celebrity chef Raymond Blanc of Hempel Hotel, London has been credited with the most expensive salad. Named as the “Florette Sea and Earth salad”, this awesome dish took six hours to complete. The ingredients include Almas caviar, Cornish crab, lobsters, potatoes, grated truffle and Florette baby leaf salad. The vinegar used in the salad is the 30-year-old balsamic vinegar. This exquisite salad comes with a price tag of $1,000.
Most Expensive Cheese
The most expensive cheese is called Pule, from Zasavica reserve north of Belgrade, Serbia. The cheese is priced at an astounding $600 per pound. The cheese is prepared from Balkan donkey’s milk. The cheese is reportedly low in fat. The second most expensive cheese is the Moose cheese from the Moose farm in the northern Sweden. Only 650 pounds of this rare cheese is produced annually. One pound of this expensive cheese costs around $500.
Most Expensive Soup
The title of the most expensive soup has to go to Bird’s Nest Soup. Known as the caviar of the east, this rare delicacy is actually the solidified saliva of certain birds such as swallows. The birds build their nest with their saliva instead of vegetation inside caves close to seashore. This expensive item costs $1,000-$4,500 per pound and has been an integral part of Chinese cuisine for centuries. The solid saliva when dissolved in water becomes gelatinous and makes a wonderful soup. The most expensive soup served in a restaurant, however, is the “Buddha Jumps over the Wall”. The ingredients used in the soup include scallops, ginseng, abalone, quail eggs and shark fin. The soup is served at the Chinese restaurant, Kai located at London and is priced at $214 per bowl. The soup is named so as Buddha being a vegetarian was forced to jump the walls of his monastery to enjoy this non-vegetarian dish.