It’s obviously possible to find a great meal at an affordable price, but there are some things that only money can buy. Americans eat out 5.9 times a week on average, but even if you are eating out that much, you’ve probably never experienced true luxury while eating out.
If you’ve ever wondered where you can find the most expensive meals in the world, look no further. Here, we’ve tracked down the most expensive meals all over the world, from bagels to burgers to ice cream. Bon appétit!
1. The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence
The most expensive meal in the world (by a fairly wide margin) is actually hardly a meal at all. You can find it at the Fortress Resort and Spa in Sri Lanka.
At $14,500 USD, the Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence is an extremely luxurious dessert featuring Italian cassata, a handcrafted chocolate stilt fisherman, and an 80-carat aquamarine stone for decoration.
2. Louis XIII Pizza
If you’re looking for a pizza fit for a king, look no further than the Louis XIII pizza at Renato Viola in Salerno, Italy. Here, they top their pizza with the most expensive food in the world: caviar.
Topped with mozzarella di bufala and various kinds of caviar from all over the world, the $12,000 USD pizza (served with Remy Martin Cognac Louis XIII and Champagne Krug Clos du Mesnil 1995) is a luxury like no other.
3. Fleur Burger 5000
The Fleur Burger 5000 at Fleur in Las Vegas is not just your average burger. At $5,000 USD, this burger, found inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is currently the most expensive burger in the world.
4. 24K Pizza
Looking for a luxury pizza but maybe the $12,000 Italian pizza is a bit out of your price range? Don’t worry! At $2,700 USD, the 24K Pizza at Industry Kitchen in New York is a comparative bargain!
5. White Truffle and Gold Pizza
Still craving pizza? The $2,700 USD White Truffle and Gold Pizza at Margo’s in Malta features, you guessed it, white truffle and edible 24-carat gold leaf on top. Delicious!
6. The Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata
Ok, so the Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata at Norma’s in New York may not actually be a zillion dollars, but at $2,000 USD, it’s definitely the most expensive frittata in the world.
Topped with Maine lobster and 10 ounces of Sevurga caviar, this frittata is sure to take your brunch game to the next level.
7. SubliMotion Dining Experience
Not every meal can truly be called a “dining experience,” but at SubliMotion in Ibiza, the 3-hour long meal costing around $1,700 USD a person certainly counts. People have even gone so far as to describe it as a “mind-blowing multisensory experience.“
8. Golden Opulence Sundae
With summer just around the corner, perhaps you’d like to cool off with a nice ice cream sundae? The Golden Opulence Sundae at Serendipity 3 in New York with run you about $1,000 USD for Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream, specialty chocolates, truffles, caviar, and of course, gold leaf.
And don’t forget to take home your Baccarat crystal bowl as a souvenir!
9. Westin Hotel Bagel
Need a quick bite to eat for breakfast? There’s nothing like a $1,000 USD bagel to fill you up! This bagel available at the Westin Hotel in New York features white truffle cream cheese and more gold leaf.
10. Ultraviolet’s Prix Fixe Menu
Ever experienced a light show and theme music as part of your meal? At Ultraviolet in Shanghai you can do just that. At around $872 USD, you get a 20-course meal that provides you with a full multi-sensory fine dining experience.
11. Black Diamond Ice Cream
At around $817 USD, the Black Diamond Ice Cream at Scoopi’s Cafe in Dubai is likely the most expensive single scoop of ice cream money can buy. Topped with edible gold and truffle and served in a Versace bowl (that you can take with you), this is truly a luxurious experience.
12. Kobe Beef and Maine Lobster Burger
Served at the Burger Brasserie in Las Vegas, the Kobe Beef and Main Lobster Burger will run you $777 USD. This burger is packed full of flavor, with goat cheese, pancetta, seared foie gras, 100-year aged balsamic, and of course, Maine Lobster. It also comes served with a bottle of Dom Perignon Rose Champagne.
13. Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama Prix Fixe Menu
At Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama, there is not only one but six prix fixe menus to choose from. The most expensive option will cost you around $599 USD and is at least 10 courses with rounds of all shapes and sizes to make sure you’re satisfied by the end.
14. Masa Dinner Menu
At around $595 USD, Masa’s diner menu may be one of the least expensive items on this list, but it’s still the most expensive sushi in the U.S. This dining experience lasts around 2 hours and the menu changes regularly so you can expect a different experience every time!
15. Restaurant Guy Savoy Monnaie Prix Fixe Menu
At the end of our list, the Restaurant Guy Savoy Monnaie prix fixe menu will cost you around $525 USD a person. This Parisian restaurant, featuring a menu with at least thirteen courses, not including drinks, has some of the most expensive french dishes. And of course, you can’t beat the romantic visual surroundings of Paris, France.
Most Expensive Meals You Need to Try
The most expensive meals in the world can be found in all shapes and sizes. Obviously, very few people can eat so luxuriously regularly, but saving up to take part in one of these true one-of-a-kind dining experiences might be worth it for you.
So, what do you think? How much would you be willing to pay for a truly luxurious, once-in-a-lifetime dining experience?
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