Food is the basic necessity of our lives, but for foodies, it’s the love of their life. For those that enjoy fine dining and quality over quantity, here are some very luxurious food items to try at least once. From the finest caviar to rare white truffles this list of the most expensive food in the world features extremely rare dishes.
1. Grand Velas Tacos: Worth $25,000
The Grand Velas Los Cabos resort in Mexico has created the most decadent taco on the planet – which will set you back a cool US$25,000 if you want to eat it. The world’s most expensive taco features Kobe beef, caviar, and truffle cheese, wrapped inside a gold-infused tortilla. It’s topped off with an artfully crafted salsa made from dried Morita chili peppers, ultra-premium anejo tequila, and civet coffee (said to be the most expensive in the world). The coffee is created from the semi-digested coffee cherries found in the excrement of civets. The high-end taco and tequila experience was created by Grand Velas Los Cabos’s former executive chef, Juan Licerio Alcala, who originates from Durango, Mexico.
2. Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence: Worth $14,500
If you are traveling to Sri Lanka and want a dessert with a little sparkle, we have just the treat. But it may be too expensive for the average sweet tooth. The Fortress Resort and Spa in Galle, Sri Lanka, claims to sell the world’s most expensive dessert. The Indulgence features a stilt fisherman handmade from chocolate. The base is an Italian cassata flavored with Baileys Irish Cream and served with a mango and pomegranate compote and a Champagne sabayon sauce adorned with gold leaf. The finishing touch is an 80-carat aquamarine stone sitting on the fisherman’s chocolate stilt. This precious 80-carat aquamarine stone would surprise the person while receiving it together with the dessert as a special gift. This stone has a unique ability that helps with soothing, healing, and also calming. It has a sea blue color that reflects the ocean and also shows the essence of water that is life-giving.
3. Louis XIII Pizza: Worth $12000
The Louis XIII Pizza is the world’s most expensive pizza. It was made by Renato Viola who makes the pizza for a select crowd in Salerno, a coastal city in Italy. The best part of this pizza is that you can customize it to your preference. Renato Viola is also a member of the Italian Acrobatic Pizza Team and is one of the most renowned pizza makers across the globe. They have won several prizes in pizza-making competitions around Italy and Europe. Louis XIII doesn’t just come in any old pizza box. Instead, it’s served with special dishes and cutlery provided by Viola’s team. Three special varieties of caviar – Oscietra Royal Prestige, Kaspia Oscietra Royal Classic from the Iranian coast, and Kaspia Beluga – Norwegian lobster – and seven types of cheese are among the toppings.
4. Beluga’s Almas Caviar: Worth $9,884
Beluga caviar is caviar consisting of the roe (or eggs) of the beluga sturgeon Huso huso. The fish is found primarily in the Caspian Sea, which is bordered by Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan. It can also be found in the Black Sea basin and occasionally in the Adriatic Sea. Beluga caviar is the most expensive type of caviar with market prices, ranging from $7,000 to $22,000/kg. The Almas Caviar dish of Beluga is eaten in Dubai. Considering that most caviar comes from fish in the 10- to 25-year range, this makes Almas caviar so much more intriguing.
5. Golden Boy Burger: Worth $6,000
The Golden Boy, this gold-coated burger has recently overtaken the world record for the most expensive burger in the world. Robbert Jan de Veen, the owner of De Daltons, stated, “I decided to create the world’s most expensive burger and donate the entire income to charity to do good for society”. The Golden Boy features handmade, pretzel-style buns that are caked in gold as well as some of the world’s most tender A5 Waygu meat. The ingredients of this masterpiece are unique, yet flow together seamlessly. It took more than five months to decide on its ingredients and find the right combination to craft the perfect recipe. The Golden Boy is not only the world’s most expensive burger, but it is an experience, a story, and a true work of art. “Your fingers will be golden by the time you finish”.