8 Most Expensive Meals

1. Have YOU got expensive taste? Try a taco stuffed with Kobe beef, lobster, caviar and gold leaf... for $25,000

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Tacos are usually served up as a cheap, flavoursome treat.

But one hotel in Mexico has given the humble tortilla dish a top dollar makeover.

The Grand Velas Los Cabos' costly creation comes stuffed with pricey Kobe beef, caviar and lashings of gold leaf, taking the price tag up to a stomach-churning £20,453 ($25,000).

Other decadent ingredients include chunks of lobster and black truffle-infused brie cheese.

Then a salsa infused with tequila and the rare civet coffee, which is crafted from part-digested coffee cherries eaten by wild civet cats, is added to the mix.

Mexican chef Juan Licerio Alcala masterminded the lavish dessert.

Explaining the inspiration behind his bank-busting treat, Mr Alcala said: 'Our ultimate goal at Grand Velas Los Cabos is to break the mould of expected, traditional cuisine and go outside of the box for our well-travelled guests.'

The culinary-whizz says that there are more 'exciting experiences' in the pipeline for the hotel including a private jet-hopping wine tour for millionaires. 

For those with expensive taste, the Grand Velas Los Cabos' top dollar taco is currently being served up at its Frida restaurant.

Rates at the 304-suite hotel start from £613 ($750) per night based on double occupancy.

2. Filipino chef prepares most expensive sushi ($1,978)

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Filipino chef Angelito Araneta Jr. places a 0.25 carat diamond on a sushi at a restaurant in Manila on Sunday. Araneta earned the Guinness World Record for the most expensive sushi for the five sushis wrapped in 24-karat gold leaf with three Mikimoto pearls and a diamond each worth almost P100,000.

3. I tried a $5,000 hamburger, and it was absolutely worth it

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 Before I took my first bite of the FleurBurger 5000, I was one of those people who thought paying $5,000 for a hamburger was both obscene and insane.

After all, a top-of-the-line burger from Shake Shack or In-N-Out costs less than $10 — and they don't get much better than that.

But then I found myself in the kitchen of Fleur, Chef Hubert Keller's restaurant at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. I watched Keller quickly sear a patty of Wagyu beef ($100 a pound) and douse it over and over again with rich butter, sealing in the flavor and the juice.

Then I watched him slice and sear a few slabs of prime foie gras ($45 a pound), and combine the duck fat with more butter to sautee a mound of sliced black truffles ($1,500 a pound). After that, Keller carefully layered the three ingredients onto a freshly baked brioche bun.

The top ingredient (and the main reason for its price) was poured rather than cooked: A bottle of 1995 Petrus. The bottle, which can often sell for more than $5,000 in restaurants, comes with the burger as the perfect pairing.

With wine in hand, I lifted the earthy, oozing Fleur burger to my mouth and took my first bite. And for the first time ever on "Secret Lives of the Super Rich," I was completely at a loss for words. My exact quote, on camera, was, "Oh! Wow. Oh. My. God."

Would I pay $5,000 for a Fleur burger? Absolutely — if I were a billionaire.

And others certainly agree. Hubert has already sold 28.

4. World's Most Expensive Ramen Costs $180 or Its Weight in Gold

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Gold leaf —€” that harmless, flavorless, edible decoration that magically makes food outrageously expensive — is now served in bowls of ramen. The Wall Street Journal reports that Koa, a Japanese restaurant in Manhattan, is now serving gold-flecked ramen for $180 per bowl. The restaurant claims it's the "world's most expensive ramen."

Customers willing to drop their crisp Benjamins on the bowl can expect a rich assortment of ingredients to accompany their gold flake including Wagyu beef and shaved truffle. You can also take home a souvenir from the pricey experience —€” your very own set of chopsticks.

For those thinking, "I could buy a whole bucket full of chopsticks and tasty ramen for $180," you're certainly not alone. Koa tells the paper that only two people have order the dish since it joined the menu last month. Ramen, of course, is an everyman dish with street food roots and the restaurant serves many more moderately priced bowls.

Yet the trend of applying gold leaf to otherwise unexceptional foods continues to spiral into the Instagramming cultural abyss. Gold has adorned everything from $100 Cristal doughnuts to $360 plates of Wagyu, $8 frozen yogurt cones, and bottles of shimmery Slovenian wine. There is, however, a cost to possible viral fame. Stunt seeking restaurants beware.


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Based in Seattle, WA, the Tokyo Dog Food Truck sells the world’s most expensive hot dog at $169.

  • Tokyo Dog Food Truck specializes in “Japanese style hot dogs”
  • The Juuni Ban hot dog costs $169 plus tax and has to be ordered two weeks in advance
  • The hot dog features nothing but gourmet ingredients:
    • 12″ smoked cheese bratwurst
    • Butter teriyaki grilled onions
    • aitake mushrooms
    • Wagyu beef
    • Foie Gras
    • Shaved black truffles
    • Caviar
    • Japanese mayo
  • All of the proceeds from the hot dog go to the American Red Cross

6. Frrrozen Haute Chocolate is the world’s most expensive dessert for $25,000

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Who wouldn’t want to dig in some delectable dessert after eating a yummy hotdog? And when some rich diner has just gobbled up the most expensive hotdog, only the most expensive dessert can satiate his sweet craving! Recently, we stopped by a New York’s famous Serendipity 3 restaurant to report about the $69 hotdog. We are back at the same venue as it is in news for dishing out the most expensive puddings in the world. According to Guinness, the £630 Grand Opulence Sundae and the mind-boggling £15,730 ($25,000) Frrrozen Haute Chocolate are the world record-breaking desserts. Stealing the tag of most expensive dessert is the Frrrozen Haute Chocolate. It is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18 carat gold and white diamond bracelet attached to the neck. The goblet is further laced with 23 carat edible gold. The recipe includes Serendipity frozen hot chocolate mix that contains 14 rare and secret cocoas, 14 of the world rarest and most expensive cocoas from Africa and South America, milk, ice cubes whipped cream and shavings from the world’s most expensive truffle, the La Madeline au Truffle ($2,500 a pound). Topping it with five grams of 24 carat edible gold, this opulent dessert is served with a £8,800 ($14,000) jewel encrusted spoon. The bracelet and the spoon belongs to the sweet-toothed customer who ordered this bejeweled dessert.

7. The Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata costs $1,000

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A restaurant in New York is offering something special to customers with expensive tastes – a $1,000 omelette.

Diners at Norma’s in Le Parker Meridien hotel can now order the “Zillion Dollar Frittada”, a Spanish omelette with lobster and 10oz (280g) of caviar.

Restaurant manager Steven Pipes said it began as a lesser dish, but his chefs “decided to have some fun with it”. “We thought we should really make something that would be a spectacular feast for a celebration,” he said.

The restaurant has a bell which will be rung whenever a customer orders the 3,000-calorie dish, topped with sevruga caviar.

According, to BBC, a smaller version of the Zillion Dollar Frittada retails at just $100.

8. The Most Expensive Pizza in the World

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Any pizza lover would go nuts to hear about "Pizza Louis XIII", a $12,000-worth pizza, inarguably the most expensive in the world! Chef Renato Viola takes his catering team to the customer's home and prepares the pizza for 72 hours. Once ready, the mouth-watering, good-for-two, 8-inch pizza will be served with extravagant champagne on limited edition service plate, glass and cutlery -all included on its hefty price tag of 8,300 euros!

Louis XIII pizza bread comes from certified organic flour and goes through long direct proofing, which allows the dough to rise, making it highly-digestible. Then it will be sprinkled with Australian pink salt from Murray Basin, famed for its finest flakes and wonderful flavor. Buffalo mozzarella, three types of caviar (oscietra, royal classic, & beluga), red prawns, palinurus elephas (or spiny lobster), and squilla mantis (shrimps) adorn the flat bread lavishly. Excellent wines such as Louiss XIII cognac of Remy Martin and Krug Clos Du Mesnil champagne complement this gastronomical pizza for a fine finish.

The young, brilliant, and master Pizza Chef Renato Viola conceived this luxurious pizza dinner. He has won many awards in Italy and around Europe for creatively combining both traditional pizza-making methods and new flavors. While ordinary diners may think of Pizza Louis XIII as a wasteful, ludicrous pizza meal, wealthy gourmets continue to be fascinated by its delicate taste and creativity.

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