Luxury cars, state-of-the-art yachts, private planes, and lavish homes are just a few of the perks that come with being a celebrity. Owning a large home or a fancy boat is an obvious way to announce your wealth. But a home or a boat can earn you a return on investment. A celebrity can buy a nice home, put in some work, and flip the house for a nice profit. Even some automobiles come with high resale tags. The only true luxury then, is food. There’s no return on investment, no resale value, and the high priced item is gone in moments. While mortals eat microwave ramen noodles, celebs are dining out at the world’s most exclusive (and expensive) restaurants. The following items are considered the most expensive dishes in the world, perfect for palates of our favorite celebrities:
Dragon Dog: $100
Pictured: Dougie Luv with his Dragon Dog
Dougie Luv, the owner of Vancouver eatery DougieDog, wanted to make the world’s most expensive hotdog, but he didn’t want to use gimmicks to hike up his dog’s price tag. Instead of using things like caviar, gold flakes, or diamonds, Luv made a $100 foot-long bratwurst infused with hundred-year-old Louis XIII cognac. The Dragon Dog is topped with fresh lobster and Kobe beef seared in truffle oil. Luv claims he has sold almost 1,000 of these dogs since he first put it on the menu in 2012. If you want a Dragon Dog you have to call 12-hours in advance although Luv keeps three of the dogs on hand just in case someone orders it.
FleurBurger 5000: $5,000
Las Vegas restaurant Fleur currently holds rhe record for the most expensive burger. The pricy sandwich features a Wagyu beef and foie gras patty with truffle sauce and shaved black truffles. When you order this burger you also get a bottle of Chateau Petrus wine valued at $2,500. So really, you’re just ordering an everyday, commonplace, run-of-the-mill $2,500 burger with a super nice bottle of wine.
The Samundari Khazana: $3,200
Pictured: Samundari Khazana
London’s Bombay Brasserie is home to the world’s most expensive curry, The Samundari Khazana, which means “seafood treasure”. The cury dish comes with Devon crab, four abalones, four quail eggs, white truffle, Beluga caviar, gold leaf, and a Scottish lobster coated in gold leaf. You can get it mild, medium, or hot. Brown rice is $1 extra.
Barclay Prime’s Cheesesteak: $100
Pictured: Barclay Prime’s cheesesteak
Stephen Starr’s Philadelphia eatery Barclay Prime takes its cheesesteaks seriously. So seriously that they started offering a cheesesteak sandwich for $100. The sandwich is Wagyu ribeye seared with foie gras and topped with truffled homemade fontina cheese. The sandwich also comes with a glass of 2000 Dom Perignon. According to the restaurant, the cheesesteak is a popular item with large groups.
The Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata: $1,000
Pictured: Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata
Norma’s in New York City has the most expensive plate on eggs ever. The Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata contains six eggs, cream, chives, one pound of lobster, and 10 ounces of sevruga caviar which costs the restaurant $65 an ounce. That’s a lot of money for eggs on top of eggs.
Albarragena Jamon Iberico de Bellota, $2,682 for a 15 pound ham
Pictured: Albarragena Jamon Iberico de Bellota
The Food Hall in Sefridges, London sells the Albarragena Jamon Iberico de Bellota pig for $180 a pound. The prized pig is served special acorns and roots to give their meat a distinctive flavor. Once the pig is slaughtered it is cured for three years and then carefully put in an artisanal wooden crate with a special apron handmade by a Spanish tailor. Each pig also comes with its own DNA certificate to prove its authenticity.
The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate: $25,000
Pictured: Frrrozen Haute Chocolate
New York City’s Serendipity 3 is home to one of the world’s most expensive burgers ($295 Le Burger Extravagant) and the world’s most expensive dessert. The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate ice cream sundae contains a special blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive cocoas in the world. The sundae is mixed with five grams of 24-carat gold, topped with whipped cream, and more gold. The goblet is served with an 18-carat gold bracelet with 1 carat of diamonds in the bottom of the sundae and served with a golden spoon decorated with white chocolate and chocolate diamonds. There’s no cherry on top but the sundae is served with a $250 La Madeline au Truffe—the most expensive piece of chocolate on earth.