Classing up the Basics: Expensive Burger, Beer, and Sundae

In the world of completive restaurants, there are those who aim to serve the most expensive dishes in the country. Whether it is a PR stunt or just a goal to achieve greatness, foodies seek out these challenges to add to their portfolio of cuisine accomplishments. There is not way to better show how far this trend has reached, than to assemble a meal of the most basic and typically inexpensive faire.


Beverage: Beer

Created by Jacobson, a Danish brewery, under the leadership of Morten Ibsen, this beer trilogy is named the Vintage 3. The bottles were designed by artists to show the future of Carlsberg City. Only 1,000 bottles of this beer were brewed. It costs about $350 a bottle.


Entrée: Burger

Manhattan’s Wall Street Burger Shoppe serves the Richard Nouveau burger, which runs at $175. The burger consists of Prime Kobe beef, grilled and topped with aged gruyere, shaved black truff les, foie gras and golden truff le mayonnaise.


Dessert: Ice Cream Sundae

Serendity 3 in New York holds the title of having the world’s most expensive ice cream sundae. The Golden Opulence Sundae consists of five scoops of Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla, covered in 23-carat edible gold leaf, Amedei Porcelana and Chuao chocolate, American Golden caviar, Armagnac, candied fruits from Paris, marzipan cherries, and topped with gold dragees.The sundae is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18-karat gold spoon. Running at $1,000, the sundae is so lavish that it has to be ordered 48 hours in advance of the consumer’s arrival.