The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, or that’s how the saying goes. But whether you’re a man or a woman, you probably have a pretty tight relationship with food. How much does it take to make you happy? If you have money, you can the very costly versions of the regular food you’re eating. Such as the Burg Khalifa, for instance, which is a special something coming our way really soon!
Meet the new super-burger from the UAE. Called the Burg-Khalifa, this burger is possibly the most luxurious burger you’ve seen so far. Just looking at its picture might fill your mouth with saliva in anticipation. If you want to try this concoction, buy a ticket for Eat The World DXB, the food truck event where the burger will soon debut.
Luxury Burger from Dubai
The Burg Khalifa is a five-story Wagyu beef meal that’s decadently layered with truffled cheese and foie gras. The entire concoction is sandwiched between a brioche bun – but not the ordinary kind. This bun happens to be covered in 24-carat gold leaf. Adding up all the costly ingredients in this burger gives you a total price tag of Dhs230 (around $63).
The indulgent snack bears the signature of The Roadery, a London-based food truck which will entertain the taste buds of the visitors attending this year’s Eat The World DXB. According to some, this creation is “fit for a Sheikh,” as the burger also oozes with blackberry ketchup and saffron mayonnaise. In addition, The Roadery promised the foie gras used to make it is “ethically sourced.”
“With its undisputed reputation for luxury and incredible ability to build almost anything bigger and better than the rest of the world, we couldn’t return to Eat The World DXB without something extra special this year. We’ll have a limited stock so we suggest Dubai foodies get down to Burj Park nice and early.” – The Roadery owner Dan Shearman.
The food truck company offers a free Burg Khalifa for the first two customers to say the secret password of the day. Find it by following The Roadery (@TheRoadery) on Snapchat and then buy your ticket to the food festival.
Eat the World DXB
It’s the place where street food has found its place in the world of respected cuisine. ‘Eat The World DXB Dubai’ has pushed the food truck fever to an international scale. The dishes are quick, fresh, and creative, and you can enjoy them in an outdoors atmosphere. Let’s not even mention that you’ll be spending the day in the background of the Burj Khalifa. No dress code required for this easy-going setting.
‘Eat The World’ features a food market, a celebrity chef theater, and an outdoor cinema. In addition, you can also enjoy live music and other entertainment, such as screenings of food-themed films, and children’s activities. On that weekend, everyone is also invited to see celebrity chefs put on demonstrations. Buy tickets and learn more info about the event here.
The ultra-luxurious cuisine is a special sector of gastronomy, with curious, expensive foods all around the world. Here is a list containing some of the craziest ideas chefs – or Mother Nature – have had so far.
1. Luxe Coffee
Instagram is full of coffee pictures – but probably none as fancy as this one. Dubai doesn’t do halves when it comes to luxury. This luxe coffee is another food item (or beverage) to add to your extravagance-bucket list: for Dhs75 (or $20USD), you can have this unbelievable gold cappuccino. Your high-end coffee will feature 23 real carat gold flakes atop it, as well as dark chocolate for extra flavor. Plus, the location is haute enough: enjoy your Instagram-worthy coffee while sitting in the Armani Hotel inside the Burj Khalifa.
2. Record-breaking Caviar
In the same vein as before, Dubai has other food news to share. The city’s other swanky hotel – the Burj Al Arab – has recently broken a expensive Guinness World Record. It created the world’s largest tin of caviar, a 17.8 kilo whopper so big it was carried around by four white-gloved men. AmStur custom made the tin for the hotel. The deep-grey Empress caviar from sturgeon (the only fully-certified organic caviar) was placed inside it where it resided for one night only. Unfortunately, you can’t have some, because the Guinness World Records requirements said the caviar from this particular tin was to be consumed in one go.
3. Westin Hotel Bagel
On the outside, it looks like a regular bagel, not that different from the one you eat for breakfast. However, this creation of Frank Tujague, the Executive Chef of Westin Hotel in New York, is a surprise on the inside. It includes white truffle cream cheese (a small amount) and goji berry-infused Riesling jelly – with golden leaves! You’d be paying $1000 per bagel, with the truffle as the main price buster. This Italian fungus is still regarded as one of the most expensive food items in the world.
4. The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate
Are you in the mood for some fancy ice cream sundae? It doesn’t get fancier than the Frrrozen Haute Chocolate. This concoction contains a blend of 28 cocoas, 14 of which are listed as the most expensive in the world. In addition, the decoration of this $25,000 dessert is out of edible gold, while the entire sundae is served in a goblet lined with edible gold. Did you think that was it? There is also an 18 karat gold bracelet featuring 1 carat of diamonds at the bottom of the sundae, while the treat is served with a golden spoon decorated in white and chocolate diamonds. However, both of these items go back into the kitchen.
5. Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata
Anyone can cook an omelet. All you need are some eggs and any other food you want to use as an ingredient. That’s not the case of the Le Parker Meridien Hotel in New York, however. A restaurant called Norma’s took omelets to a whole new level by adding 10 ounces of Sevruga caviar and lobster claws to six eggs. The result is a thousand dollar omelet called the “Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata.” You can also order a scaled-down version of the meal, which features just 10 percent of the caviar. The one-ounce frittata sells for $100. Only about a dozen of customers have ever ordered the full version of the fancy omelet.
6. Domenico Crolla’s Pizza Royale 007
Domenico Crolla is a Scottish chef who was already popular for putting portraits into his pizza designs. But when he decided to create the Pizza Royale 007, his fame became international. The $4,200 pizza featured a 12-inch pie and it was filled with caviar soaked in champagne, lobsters marinated in cognac, Scottish smoked salmon, tomato sauce, vintage balsamic vinegar, prosciutto, and venison medallions. The 24-carat gold flakes that act as topping are edible.
7. Capitol Dawg Hot Dog
If you ever travel to Sacramento, you might want to make a pit stop for the California Capitol City Dawg. It’s a ¾ pound, 18” all-beef frank with garlic and herb mayo, French mustard, mixed baby greens, sautéed shallots, dried cranberries, applewood smoked uncured bacon, tomato, and a basil olive oil/cranberry-pear-coconut balsamic vinaigrette. It definitely sounds fancy for a food that we’re used to eat from food trucks. But that’s not all – it also features a delicious price booster: pepper Swedish moose cheese, which costs $200 a pound. The hot dog is served in an herb focaccia roll toasted in white truffle butter. It sells for no less than $145.
8. Densuke Black Watermelon
Black watermelons are rare to find, particularly the Densuke variety that is grows only on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. What makes it even rarer is the fact that a harvest typically yields just a few dozen fruits. Aside from its rarity, the black watermelon is also popular due to its crispness and hardness, as well as its incomparable sweetness. A 17-pound fruit was once sold for $6,100.
9. Matsutake Mushrooms
The matsutake (or mattake) mushroom is the most expensive mushroom in the world at the time. The highly coveted mycorrhizal mushroom grows in North America, Asia, and Europe. The most popular variety of mushroom is associated with the Japanese Red Pine and can be found under the fallen leaves on the forest floor. It is extremely hard to find but easy to harvest.
10. Italian White Alba Truffle
As the most expensive food item in the world, the Italian white alba truffle credits its exorbitant price to the high degree of difficulty in cultivation. It is usually found with the help of truffle pigs. A huge 1.51-kg white alba truffle was once sold for over $160,000 to a retail investor from Hong Kong and his wife.