Published on October 14th, 2011 | by The Food Lover0
Three Dishes Designed For The Taste Buds of Millionaires and Celebrities
Imagine for a moment that you had a billion dollars to spend, what sort of changes will you make to your lifestyle? Perhaps, you might consider buying a super-expensive house in an exotic location, getting some fancy cars, designer apparel and jewelry, hiring a handful of servants etc. In short you will splurge on anything material that can provide greater comfort to your life and make you appear to belong to a different league of people.
The one thing that may not change much no matter how rich you were, will be your diet. No one wants to look fat especially when you are super-rich, as one of the things that money can’t buy is good health and fitness. However, thanks to the ingenuity of some smart folks in the restaurant business and members of the royal family, there are some frills that you can enjoy if you had truckloads of cash to burn. Let’s take a look at some of these dishes whose price tag could easily save a life or feed a thousand people in a developing nation.
The Bulgari Martini
Available at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Tokyo for a whopping USD $16,000, the Bulgari Martini is no ordinary martini. Its designed for the quintessential super-rich bachelor seeking to impress his lady as the hotel throws in a one carat Bulgari diamond along with the drink. The diamond itself costs $16,000 which essentially makes your Martini free and also gives you an opportunity to visit any Bulgari store in Tokyo and get a free fitting.
Now that’s a drink worth trying out and not to mention sharing with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
The FleurBurger 5000
If you are wondering what the number 5000 stands for in the name of this dish, then rest assured its not the number of calories that it packs (although it comes close).
Created by French celebrity chef Hubert Keller, the FleurBurger 5000 is a luxury burger served at Fleur de Lys at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay. At a price tag of USD $5000 the Fluerburger is made from Kobe beef and topped with black truffles, foie gras, and served on a brioche truffle bun with a special truffle sauce (don’t worry if you can’t understand what the ingredients mean). The burger is served with a bottle of 1990 Chateau Petrus in imported Ichendorf Brunello stemware, which they let you keep.
The cost of the burger and fries itself is just about $500, its the wine that costs 90% of the meal’s price tag at close to $4500. Now, the big question is that if you were in Las Vegas then why would you spend $5k on a burger and wine.
The Sultan’s Golden Cake
Now, that provides us a clue about the kind of cake that must be served at royal birthday parties. Quite cheap as compared to some of the other dishes shown in this feature, it seems to be a good bargain given that you will be eating gold and the silver box itself is worth a couple hundred dollars.
These are just some of the outrageously priced dishes available in different parts of the world (check out some of the others here). While they do look tempting, common people would shudder at the thought of buying any of these dishes and even if they do it is sure to cause a tremendous amount of guilt later. Its only the celebrities and millionaires who can afford to purchase and even enjoy these premium meals.