Wagyu beef, Canadian lobster, Beluga caviar, edible gold leaf and a HUGE price tag
Excess knows no limit, and the new ‘Glamburger’ is evidence of that. Made in Chelsea (where else?) at a restaurant called Honky Tonk to mark Groupon selling its 5 millionth food and drink voucher, it’s the world’s most expensive burger. So just how much is it?
A whopping £1,100. Yep. One thousand one hundred pounds. £1,237.50 with service. And no, it doesn’t come with fries. We’ve worked out that's about 50 quid a bite or enough to buy 309 Big Macs. Better eat slowly, then.
Potential customers will be pleased to know that it’s made with some very expensive ingredients. 220g of Kobe wagyu beef is filled with a melting middle of black truffle Brie. The patty is topped with fresh lobster poached in Iranian saffron, maple syrup-coated streaky bacon, Beluga caviar (£4,500 per kilo) and a Fabergé-style duck egg, intricately covered in gold leaf.
Seasoned with Himalayan salt, Japanese matcha (finely powdered green tea) and grated white truffle, the brioche bun is completely coated with gold leaf, too. Bling bling.
Sounds a bit rich doesn’t it? Here’s a video of Honky’s head chef, Chris Large, showing you how to make it ... (you know, just in case you want to save some dosh and eat in tonight).
The guys and girls at NYC’s restaurant Serendipity 3 are going to have to big up their buns. They previously held the title of world’s most expensive burger with Le Burger Extravagant at $295. It might cost more than your iPhone, but looks cheap as chips compared to Groupon’s monster.
So, revolting excess or a flipping good time? However you feel, you can save a fortune and still tuck in with our ultimate burger recipe instead.