Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Expensive Foods

Spain recently launched the most expensive ham at 1,800 British pounds. It is a 7.5 kg Iberico ham. Not surprisingly, Iberico ham is in the most expensive sandwich at 100 pounds. The most expensive salad?
The Florette Sea and Earth salad was devised by Chef Raymond Blanc for the Hempel Hotel in London in July 2003. It contained Almas golden caviar, Beluga caviar, kreel-caught langoustines (it's like that shrimp in that Disney movie), Cornish crab and lobster, plus Florette baby leaf salad tossed in premium olive oil, along with grated truffle placed in a basket hand-made from courgettes, red peppers and potato and decorated with gold leaf. A serving cost £635.60.
This is the most expensive bottle of wine said to be worth 105,000 pounds.
This is the most expensive chocolate, a madeleine, at $250 per.
This is the menu of the most expensive meal, served three years ago in The Dome Restaurant in Bangkok. The bill, President Arroyo and Rep. Suarez, take note, came to $30,000.

The Menu for the World’s most expensive meal
(as reported in Britain’s Guardian newspaper)

Crème brûlée of foie gras with Tonga beans
Alain Soliveres (chef)
1990 Louis Roederer Cristal

Tartar of Kobe beef with Imperial Beluga caviar and Belons oyster
Antoine Westermann
1995 Krug Clos du Mesnil

Mousseline of pattes rouges crayfish with morel mushroom infusion
Alain Soliveres
2000 Corton-Charlemagne, Domaine Jean François Coche-Dury

Tarte Fine with scallops and black truffle
Antoine Westermann
1996 Le Montrachet, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

Lobster Osso Buczco
Jean-Michel Lorain
1985 Romanée-Conti, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

Ravioli with guinea fowl and burrata cheese, veal reduction
Annie Feolde
1961 Château Palmer

Saddle of lamb “Léonel”
Marc Meneau
1959 Château Mouton Rothschild

Sorbet “Dom Pérignon”

Supreme of pigeon en croute with cèpes mushroom sauce and cipollotti
Heinz Winkler
1961 Château Haut-Brion

Veal cheeks with Périgord truffles
Heinz Winkler
1955 Château Latour

Imperial gingerbread pyramid with caramel and salted butter ice-cream
Jean-Michel Lorain
1967 Château d’Yquem

Not all the Top Ten Most expensive foods were consumed in that meal. Although Matsutake mushroom and Wagyu beef (included here) made up the most expensive pie at $1,000 per slice.

But all these can't seem to make up for the most expensive ice cream at $60,000. Why? Here's why:


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