No matter what they say, sharing pics of your dinner with friends and followers will always be great. Get ready to blow their minds if you get invited to try some of the most expensive food in the world.
Japanese arts and crafts didn’t change a lot for 2000 years which means they had the time to evolve until perfection. From the culture that thinks a garden needs several generations of gardeners to be considered respectable, we get some of most lavish bites in the world, simply because it’s art, not just food.
Wagyu meat is the most expensive steak you can buy. Thought it was Kobe beef? Well yes, Kobe is one of the many regional names for Wagyu meat, so much appreciated because of its marbling unsaturated fat that mingles with meat creating a butter like piece of heaven.
We’ve all heard of these cows getting everyday massages and drinking beer, and there is actually a reason behind it. Japan has a rough landscape and cattle have little space to live so this is how Japanese farmers prevent muscle cramping. The lack of nutrients was traditionally covered with beer or sake though it’s still unknown how this affects flavor.
Same harsh soil situations make Japanese fruit the most expensive in the world. Dansuke watermelons are very rare, a regular harvest is some few hundreds, and one of these crispy sweeter treats reached $6,700 in the yearly auction. But all the credit should go to Yubari cantaloupe melons. They reached the amazing amount of $22,872 each in the 2008 auction.
To Domenico Crolla, a Scot-Italian chef from Glasgow, we owe the ‘couture pies’ with famous faces from fashion industry, and elevating the humble pizza to this list. His creation, the ‘Pizza Royale 007’ was worth by Domenico in $3,700 but it reached $4,200 on the eBay charity auction.
How can you turn some flour and tomato sauce into 4k? By topping it with the most refined bites you can imagine: caviar marinated in Dom Pérignon, lobster bleached in cognac, Scottish smoked salmon, venison medallions and a large list of exclusive delicacies covered by some balsamic vinegar older than we all. Oh, yeah, and gold flakes, actual edible gold.
The same gold dressing, along white truffle cream cheese and Goji berry infused jelly, is used by Frank Tujague to make the most expensive bagel ($1,000) in NY.
These chefsmiths seem compelled to make us run out of gold to wear but at least, it’s always for a good cause. The gold bagel income goes to support grants for culinary students at Les Amies d’Escoffier Society of New York.
Turning common bites into out-of- reach extravaganzas is funny but let’s look at the real deal, the most expensive food among the already expensive food.
Beluga caviar is traditionally the most lavish one, and James Bond’ choice. Harvested from the Caspian Sea in Central Asia, it used to be peasants’ food but only kings can buy it now. The most expensive caviar on the market nowadays is Almas, only at Caviar House & Prunier in London.
It starts just a regular British couple’s argument over whether ordering dinner or buying a new car, because a kilo of this white caviar, conveniently canned in a tin made of 24-karat gold, is barely £18000. If you are on a budget, you can try Oona Caviar, from Siberian sturgeon grown in a protected Alpine lake. Two pounds of this Swiss deli are just $3,500.
What about champagne? Just mentioning it transports you to the luxurious world of a big spender’s life.
The most expensive champagne in the world is almost one hundred years old and dirty, sold in Moscow. It’s from Heidsieck vineyard in France, and it was rescued in 1997 from a shipwreck next to the shore of Finland. 200 bottles were recovered from a larger shipment to the Russian Imperial family that just took 80 years to arrive. Yours for $275,000 each!