While a lot of us would balk at the idea of shelling out $53.95 for a rib steak at Peter Luger’s and we mostly limit our buffet experience at The Wynn to special occasions like birthdays, there are actually people who would fork thousands of dollars for a meal. Here’s a look at the world’s priciest meals:
11. Restaurant Guy Savoy Monnaie (Paris, France)
This Parisian restaurant opened in 2015 and it is overlooking the Pont Neuf and Louvre. Chef Guy Savoy’s restaurant offers a fixed price menu for a 13-course meal which have been described as a feast of “textures, colors and flavors.” It includes various meats like duck and lobster, artichoke soup with black truffles and other delicious dishes.
10. Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama (Kyoto, Japan)
Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama which is located in Kyoto Japan offers prix fixe (fixed price) menus and their most expensive one costs $599.49 per person. It’s a 10-course meal with rounds of sashimi, rice, pickled veggies and dessert. It is owned by generations of chefs and the one sitting on the helm at the moment is chef Kunio Tokuoka.
9. Burger Brasserie (Las Vegas, USA)
The Paris Las Vegas resort restaurant serves this very expensive Kobe beef and Maine lobster burger with pancetta, goat cheese, seared foie gras, arugula, Maine Lobster and century aged balsamic served with a side of BLT salad. You also get a bottle of Rose Dom Perignon Champagne.
8. Ultraviolet (Shanghai, China)
Ultraviolet offers a multi-sensory dining experience that will surely dazzle not only your taste buds, but also your eyes and ears. The concept was designed by French chef Paul Pairet in 2012. You get a 20-course meal with themed music for each course, on top of some light shows. All the guests are served the same food at the same time.
7. Serendipity 3 (New York, USA)
Actually, $1000 is the price for just one sundae which is Tahitian ice cream made with exotic vanilla bean from Madagascar and then covered in 24-karat gold leaf, on top of specialty chocolates, truffles, caviar, and candied fruits from Paris. The sundae is served in a Baccarat crystal bowl that is free for you to take home.
6. SubliMotion (Ibiza, Spain)
This three-hour dining experience is not exactly what one would call a typical one. Aside from the fact that it costs $1,700 per person, it’s also a feast for your eyes and ears pretty much like Ultraviolet. You get a 15 – 20 course meal alongside music and art.
5. Norma’s (New York USA)
Norma’s is not classified as an uber expensive restaurant in New York but its Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata costs $2,000. This omelet contains 10 ounces of Sevurga caviar which could probably explain the hefty price tag. Can’t afford it? No problem – they have a smaller version of this frittata which contains 1 ounce of caviar for $200.
4. Industry Kitchen (New York, USA)
Industry Kitchen’s 24K* Pizza costs a whopping $2700 and you need to order it 2 days in advance. This pizza has platinum Ossetra caviar, foie gras, Stilton cheese, truffles and 24K gold leaves.
3. Fleur (Las Vegas, USA)
Chef Hubert Keller’s Fleur Burger 5000 is nothing like the ones you’d find at In-and-Out. The restaurant which is inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino uses premium Wagyu beef which is priced at $100 per pound, and you also get truffles which is another expensive ingredient said to be worth $1,500 per pound. And to give you more bang for your $5,000 you get a $2,500 bottle of 1995 Chateau Petrus with your meal.
2. Renato Viola (Salerno, Italy)
Renato Viola, considered to be among Italy’s best pizza chefs, can create pizza fit for a king. Or at least, it has a price tag that only nobles and royals can afford. This pizza which has a price of $9,300+ is anything but ordinary. You get toppings like caviar, lobster and mozzarella di bufala. And you also get served with Champagne Krug Clos du Mesnil 1995 and Remy Martin Cognac Louis XIII.
1. The Fortress Resort and Spa (Galle 80000, Sri Lanka)
This one’s also not a meal but rather, a dessert. Yes a $14,500 dessert called The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence. This indulgent dessert is an Italian cassata flavored with Irish cream, with a base of champagne sabayon, and served with mango and pomegranate compote. The base is decorated with an 80-carat aquamarine stone, placed underneath a handcrafted stilt fisherman made of chocolate.