Presenting, World's Most Expensive Burger!
Shivangana Vasudeva , NDTV | Updated: October 10, 2014 14:01 IST
If you win a lottery tomorrow, what would you do? I'd like to head to Honky Tonk, order a 'Glamburger' and bite in to believe that it's worth being world's most expensive burger!
Talk about burgers being pocket-friendly and street grub, you'd probably need deeper pockets for this one. Nope, it's not just the meatiest or the tastiest burger that you've ever had, that was yesterday. Today is all about going gourmet. Burgers have made their way to fine dine menus and how.
Priced at about £1,100 (more than a lakh of rupees), a posh Chelsea restaurant in London has created a burger that takes luxe dining to another level. It blows away the humble (umm!) experience that 'Le Burger Extravagant' from New York's Serendipity 3 offered at $295 (about ₹ 18,00), which currently holds the Guinness World Record title for the world's costliest hamburger. Of course, this was also made with flashy ingredients but more than that the solid gold and diamond-encrusted toothpick that held the burger together stole the spotlight.
Now, imagine this. An insanely indulgent patty made with 220 grams of Kobe wagyu beef (meat from high quality cattle of Japanese descent) and 60 grams of special New Zealand venison (deer meat) to balance the fat content. The patty is punctuated with a fancy center of black truffle Brie that creates a 'liquid pocket' once cooked. It is then sprinkled with Himalayan salt and generously topped with maple-syrup coated bacon, beluga caviar and a hickory smoked duck egg wrapped in gold leaf. Finally, all these extravagances are placed between French brioche burger buns embellished with edible gold. The bun is glossed with Japanese matcha, a type of powdered green tea and creamy mayonnaise. The tang of mango and champagne jus and some grated white truffle gives it the finishing touch. And if this isn't enough, served on the side is a Canadian lobster poached in Iranian saffron. Well, that makes quite a picture!
Chef Chris Large is the man behind this masterpiece. He experimented with many ingredients, sourced fourteen of the most exotic ingredients from around the world and took almost three weeks to create it. Not to miss, this burger contains about 2618 calories that is more than the recommended daily intake for an adult!
Honky Tonk teamed up with Groupon to reinvent the burger and celebrate the sale of their five millionth food and drink voucher. They plan to run a contest where a lucky winner will get to sink his teeth in this exclusive burger for free.
So, we've had black burgers, deliciously expensive ones, artificially cultured beef and the latest made with squirrel meat. That leaves me wondering, what's next?
Image Courtesy - Facebook/Honky Tonk Bar & Restaurant
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