The Most Extravagant Dishes in New York City
Looking to splurge a little? Here are the most outrageous, extravagant and expensive foods in New York City. Many of these are record breaking and truly are a once in a lifetime experience.
The Golden Opulence Sundae – Serendipity 3 (225 E 60th St)
Serendipity 3 is probably best known for their world records including the most expensive sundae in the world. The Golden Opulence is priced at $1,000 and it is only available by special order as it uses ingredients that have to be flown into NYC from around the world. So what do you get in this sundae? Well you start with three scoops of ice cream made from vanilla beans from Tahiti and then it is topped with chocolate syrup made from one of the most expensive chocolates in the world, candied fruits, gold covered almonds, chocolate truffles, marzipan cherries, floral decorations made with sugar paste and finally edible gold leaves and flakes. Oh, and it is all served in a Baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet.
The $1000 Pizza – Nino’s Bellissima (890 2nd Ave)
The $1,000 pizza is luxury at its best. It has a creme fraiche base and topped with some of the best caviar and salmon roe in the world, sliced lobster tail and some wasabi. If you are curious about this record breaking pizza it is also available by the slice for only $250.
12 oz Japanese Kobe Beef Steak – The Old Homestead Steakhouse (56 9th Ave)
New York City is home to a number of celebrated steakhouses but if you are looking for one of the most expensive steaks in the world, you can get it at The Old Homestead Steakhouse. They have on their menu a A5 Japanese Kobe steak served NY strip-style for $350. You really cannot get a more perfect cut.
MNO (Money’s No Object) Burger – Umami Burger (432 Avenue of the Americas)
Umami Burger unveiled this year’s Money’s No Object Burger just in time for truffle season. It may just well be the most expensive burger from a burger chain. It is made with dry aged Bryan Flannery wagyu beef and it is served with white truffles and foie gras. Compared to the other items on this list the MNO Burger is a bargain at $75. Serendipity 3, DB Bistro Moderne (55 W 44th St) and Minetta Tavern (113 Macdougal St) are other places to look for an extravagant burger.
The $2,300 Hot Dog – 230 Fifth (230 5th Ave)
New York is known for their hot dogs and if you are looking for the most over the top hot dog, keep an eye out for the $2,300 hot dog from 230 Fifth. It is made with 60-day dry-aged wagyu beef and black truffles. It is served with white truffle butter, saffron-infused ketchup, caramelized onions cooked in Dom Perignon Champagne, sauerkraut braised in Cristal champagne, 100-year-old balsamic vinegar, caviar, relish and gold leaf and served on a brioche bun.
The Tasting Menu by Chef Masa Takayama – Masa (10 Columbus Cir, Ste 4F)
Finally you can get one the most expensive meals in the world at the legendary Masa. When most think of Masa, they think of their exclusivity almost as much as their food. The tasting menu (priced at $450) rotates by season but you can be sure to try some of the best Japanese dishes you can get in the United States, using nothing but the finest ingredients.