When Money is no Object


With the holiday season heating up and people on the lookout for that special something, I thought you all might enjoy the following short list of way pricey food and drink orders. If you've got money to burn (not simply through your pocket, but down to the core of the earth), one of these ostentatious extravaganzas might be just the ticket to impress someone special.

The $1,000 Pizza Nino's Bellissima in NYC offers a caviar/lobster tail pie that'll only drain $1K from your bank account. It's thin-crust (you think they could at least splurge on deep-dish) and supposedly very very tasty. Of course, at that price, who would argue?

The $1,000 Bagel Executive Chef Frank Tujague at the Westin Hotel in Times Square, NYC, is serving up a $1,000 bagel. What's in it? Alba white truffle cream cheese and goji berry infused Riesling jelly with golden leaves. From the article: "The white truffle, which is known for its one-of-a-kind aroma, is the second most expensive food in the world, next to caviar, and is very hard to come by. So hard, in fact, that it's grown from late autumn to winter beneath certain oak trees in the Alba region of Italy, where trained pigs and dogs are called upon to find the delicacies." Trained pigs????? Say whaaa?

The $10,000 Martini The Algonquin Hotel in NYC is offering the world's most expensive martini. What's so expensive about a little gin and vermouth, you might ask? Simple, it's served on the rock. And no, that's not a typo. I meant the rock, as in a real diamond!

The $25,000 Dessert Named the The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate, Serendipity-3 restaurant, also in NYC, has concocted a mix of cocoa, milk, edible gold and truffle shavings served with a real gold spoon in a golden goblet decorated with 1 carat of diamonds. If you're wondering if the good folks over at the Guinness Book have been notified, they have, and, yes, the dessert has earned its place as the dessert with the most rrrs in its name. Joking, it can actually brag that it's now the World's Most Expensive Dessert.

How about you all? What's the most expensive, outlandish thing you've ever ordered while dining out?