Five Foods Worth More Than Your Car

September 23rd, 2013 by The JetSetter Team | 2 Comments »

Slide1Okay, our headline might be a bit of an exaggeration, (we don’t know what you drive!) but ordering from this list of international delicacies will make you a little more likely to consider public transportation. To experience life in the ultimate lap of luxury, enjoy dinner or dessert at one of any number of restaurants servings these crazy expensive treats that are sure to delight your (obviously refined) taste buds.

Matsutake Mushrooms

At $1,000 per pound, this mushroom is extremely rare. Found in Japan, the mushroom once fell victim to an introduced insect that murdered it, reducing its prevalence. They’re found only in nature, despite several attempts at domesticating them for farming purposes and appear sparingly in restaurants across the world.

Wagyu Steak

At a casual $2,800, Wagyu cattle come from Japan and produce the Kobe variety, which is the most valuable. Kobe beef is harvested from cattle that are fed beer, massaged by hand, and otherwise pampered. The steak contains a lot of fat (called marbling) and are apparently flavorful, tender, and, oh yeah, incredibly expensive. Craftsteak, in New York City, offers a $2,800 rib eye for your dining pleasure.

Cupcake

Jason Hartman (ever the careful investor) has never paid $750 for a plane ticket (okay, we’re exaggerating) let alone a dessert. But at the Las Vegas Palazzo, you can purchase a cupcake created from a Venezuelan Porcelana Criollo bean chocolate, Tahitian Gold Vanilla Caviar, and edible gold flakes. Complete with Louis XIII de Remy Martin Cognac and hand blown sugar, this cupcake requires 48 hours advanced notice and a chunk of your salary. How does that taste?

Pizza

While Malta is known for delicious pizza, Margo’s offers something extra—a pie worth $2,420. For this treat, you’ll need to order a week in advance, and only from October through May. Thanks to the inclusion of white truffles flown in from Piemonte, organic water buffalo mozzarella, and a 24 K gold leaf, you won’t be reheating this pizza for a quick breakfast.

Curry

London has long known its curries, and if you want, you can pay $3,200 for one. At Bombay Brasserie, you can order a curry that contains Devon crab, white truffle, Beluga caviar, gold leaf, gold-coated Scottish lobster, four abalones, and quail eggs. Is it just us, or does gold-coated food seem hard on the digestive system?

Did we miss any expensive, tasty treats? List them below! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/reid-bee/4886264874/)


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