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World's most expensive dishes

World's most expensive dishes

The priciest delicacies in 2023 for the connoisseurs out there

Words by Ankita Bhowmick in The Lifestyle · Aug 20th, 2019

Have you ever wondered how expensive can a dish of a certain delicacy cost? Well, there are dishes that would cost one a fortune and are meant only for the ones with deep pockets. Let's have a glance at some of them.

1. Chocolate Pudding $35,000

World's most expensive dish | Chocolate pudding $35000

Nestled amidst the picturesque English countryside, The Lindeth Howe Country House is a delightful blend of rustic charm and opulent luxury, providing a serene escape from the bustling streets of London. Within this exquisite English manor, guests are greeted with a selection of generously appointed rooms, pampering holistic treatments, and a renowned restaurant led by the esteemed Executive Chef Marc Guilbert. 

The inviting restaurant offers a delightful array of culinary delights, spanning from scrumptious breakfasts to sumptuous dinners, all culminating in the talk of the town - Chef Guilbert's extraordinary Chocolate Pudding creation at an eye-watering $35,000. Far beyond the ordinary Snack Pack or powdered jello packs, this divine chocolate pudding is a masterpiece crafted from four different exquisite Belgian chocolates, meticulously shaped into the form of a Fabergé egg. The velvety pudding is then lavishly layered with champagne jelly, adorned with a shimmering edible gold leaf, and served alongside a bottle of top-shelf champagne and caviar - a true indulgence for the senses. Other ingredients include 24-carat gold and a 2-carat diamond.

Due to the intricacies involved in its preparation, the jaw-dropping $35,000 Lindeth Howe chocolate pudding requires advanced booking of at least two weeks, affording Chef Guilbert ample time to perfect this extraordinary creation. This culinary marvel has left guests awe-inspired and its exquisite taste has earned it a well-deserved place in the hearts and conversations of all who have experienced it.

2. Grand Velas Tacos $25,000

World's most expensive dishes | Grand Velas Tacos - $25,000
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The most expensive dish in the world, this taco features Kobe Beef, Almas Beluga Caviar & Black Truffle Brie Cheese and is served on a gold flake-infused corn tortilla. The taco is also served with an exotic salsa comprised of dried Morita chili peppers, Ley.925 ultra-premium añejo tequila and topped with civet coffee beans. Costing a whopping US$ 25,000, the dish is available in Mexico at the new Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort's Frida restaurant.

3. Frrrozen Haute Chocolate $25,000

World's most expensive dish | Frrrozen Haute Chocolate $25,000

Situated at the pinnacle of New York City's culinary must-visit spots, the ever-popular Serendipity Cafe stands as a beacon, drawing hungry New Yorkers and tourists from far and wide. Despite its diminutive size, this charming cafe consistently attracts throngs of diners every evening, all eager to savor its incredible burgers and the sensational frozen hot chocolate that lives up to its name in every delightful sip. 

However, hidden from the regular menu lies a super-secret deluxe dessert, attainable only to those willing to embrace the extraordinary cost. Behold Serendipity's renowned and record-breakingly expensive 'Frrrozen Haute Chocolate', an extravagant upgrade from the cafe's usual sweet offerings. Truly fit for royalty, this opulent dish is an indulgent fusion of the world's rarest and most expensive cocoas sourced from Africa and South America, meticulously blended to perfection. The extravagance does not stop there, as it boasts shavings from the most exclusive and exorbitantly priced Truffle - la Madeleine au Truffle. As the crowning touch, the dessert is adorned with a lavish five grams of 24-karat edible gold, elevating it to an unparalleled realm of luxury. 

 To further elevate the experience, the Frrrozen Haute Chocolate is elegantly presented in a Baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet, encased in an 18-karat gold and white diamond bracelet, exuding a regal air befitting its illustrious stature. And let us not overlook the jewel in the crown - a dazzling, jewel-encrusted spoon worth a staggering $14,000, reserved exclusively for savoring this extraordinary delight.

4. Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence $14,500

World's most expensive dishes | Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence - $14,500
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Offered in the Fortress Resort and Spa in Galle, Sri Lanka, the Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence is renowned for being the world's most expensive dessert. It is prepared only on special request and comes with a price tag of as much as US$ 14,500. The dessert features a stilt fisherman that is handmade from chocolate. The base of it is an Italian cassata, flavoured with Baileys Irish Cream. It is beautifully served with a mango and pomegranate compote and a Champagne sabayon sauce and is adorned with gold leaf. Making it truly unique, the dessert features an 80-carat aquamarine stone that sits on the fisherman’s chocolate stilt. The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence is served with custom handmade, studio-flared glass cutlery.

5. Louis Xiii Pizza $12,000

World's most expensive dishes | Louis XIII Pizza - $12,000
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The most expensive pizza in the world, Louis XIII is known to have been created by Renato Viola. The pizza was initially created for two people and was just 20 cm. The dough used for it took as long as 72 hours to rise and needs to rest for a long time before being cooked. It is made of ingredients like three types of caviar - Oscietra Royal Prestige, Kaspia Oscietra Royal Classic from the Iranian coast, and Kaspia Beluga. Besides the caviar, the pizza also features a very expensive lobster that has been shipped from Norway, along with seven types of cheese. Costing as much as US$ 12,000, the Louis XIII pizza is served in Salerno, Italy.

6. Beluga's Almas Caviar $9,884

World's most expensive dishes | Beluga's Almas caviar - $9,884

Served by Beluga, the only caviar dedicated restaurant in Dubai, a portion of 250 grams of Beluga's Almas caviar is sold for US$ 9884. Almas is known as 'King of Kings' in the caviar world as it is the rarest and the most expensive caviar in the world. The 24-karat Golden Cigar that is served with the Almas Caviar is worth US$ 422.

7. Posh Pie $9,484

World's most expensive dish | Posh Pie $9,484

Renowned as The World's Most Expensive Pie, this elaborate creation is the brainchild of executive chef Paul Medcalf, who spent three weeks meticulously designing it in the kitchen of The Lord Dudley Hotel, nestled in the affluent east of Sydney's Paddington. Chef Paul Medcalf, celebrated for his inventive and opulent culinary creations such as tender Duck Rillette and Mirool Creek Lamb Rack, took on the challenge to commemorate Groupon's impressive accomplishment of selling two million food vouchers in Australia. The result was the awe-inspiring Posh Pie, a savory spectacle that promises an extraordinary experience for those with ten grand to spare. 

The Posh Pie is an extravagant amalgamation of surf and turf, featuring two premium beef cuts, two Western Australian rock lobsters, and two super rare Winter Black Truffles The decadent filling of this remarkable creation showcases a combination of premium Australian and international ingredients, including two distinct cuts of high-quality beef, two whole West Australian rock lobsters, and two bottles of the esteemed Penfolds Grange Reserve wine. 

Chef Medcalf further elevates the 'surf and turf' concept with the addition of rare Winter Black truffles and dried Italian porcini mushrooms, adding a layer of exquisite complexity to the pie. As if these luxurious ingredients weren't enough to entice the senses, the pie is crowned with homemade organic pastry adorned with delicate German gold leaf, exuding an air of pure opulence.

8. Fleurburger 5000 $5,000

World's most expensive dishes | FleurBurger 5000 - $5,000
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Served in Fleur by Hubert Keller in Las Vegas, the FleurBurger 5000 is the most expensive burger not only in the US but also in the world and comes with a price tag of US$ 5,000. The mouthwatering dish features Wagyu beef and is topped with foie gras and truffles. It also comes with a few slabs of prime foie gras and duck fat in a freshly baked brioche bun. The burger is served with a bottle of 1995 Petrus.

9. 24K Pizza $2,700

World's most expensive dishes | 24k Pizza - $2,700
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The 24k pizza is topped with a layer of actual gold and is served in Industry Kitchen of New York. The dish is topped with edible gold leaf worth hundreds of dollars, Ossetra caviar, foie gras, imported white stilton cheese and truffles. This lip-smacking delicacy is worth US$ 2,700.

10. Billion Dollar Popcorn $2,500

World's most expensive dishes | Billion Dollar Popcorn - $2,500
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A 6.5 gallon tin of the Berco's popcorn can cost as much as US$ 2,500. Each of the popcorns is covered with caramel and 23-carat gold flakes. They are seasoned with Laeso salt which is not easily available. But is this bucket of popcorn still worth its price? Well, it is, as its proceeds are donated to a food bank that would feed around 200 people.