Have you ever wondered how much you would need to pay in order to consume the most expensive dishes in the world? If you did, these are the top foods to look at. They include everything you might imagine from caviar to rare truffles but you will never expect some of the foods that managed to land a place on our list, starting with number 5. Surprising or not, it is quite interesting to seee how much money people are prepared to pay for some of the really expensive dishes that are out there.
These are our top 5 priciest foods:
5. Domenico Crolla’s “Pizza Royale 007” – $4,200
Domenico Crolla is a chef in Scotland who created the world’s most expensive pizza. The name was highly targeted and is a reference to the most popular spy agent that was ever featured in movies. Pizza Royale 007 includes caviar and lobster that are champagne soaked and marinated in really expensive cognac. It includes 24 carat gold shavings, sunblush tomato sauce, prosciutto, Scottish smoked salmon and vintage balsamic vinegar. The pizza sold for $4,200.
4. Densuke Watermelon – $8,100
Densuke Watermelons are native to Japan and set a record as the most expensive watermelon ever sold. That record is $8,100 dollars for just one watermelon. Because of the fact the economy went through a recession, nowadays you can buy one for around $3,500 – $4,000 but it is still something that most people will never taste in their lifetimes. The main reason why the watermelon is so popular is the fact that its taste is unique and there is no other watermelon species that can get close. These watermelons weigh in at 25 lbs and have a super sweet taste. The main reason they are so expensive is because property in Japan is very costly and watermelons require a lot of space to grow.
3. Yubari Melons – $20,000
Melons do seem to be the main topic of the day with the second species making the top 5 list. These are a little more special as they are usually sold in pairs or packs of 3 and the price is a little less than with the previous melons. They typically sell for about 5,200 a pair although in 2007 they sold for approximately $20,000. Yubari Melons are also known as Yubari Kings and they are grown in Yubari, Hokkaido, which is a small city close to Sapporo in Japan. This is a hybrid and the most expensive melons are those that are exceptionally smooth and perfectly round.
2. Almas Caviar – $25,000
Most people expected a type of caviar to be at the top of the list but Almas Caviar, the most expensive of all caviars only made it to number 2. Almas Caviar is manufactured in Iran and that makes it really expensive and rare. There is just one outlet in London that sells it and that says a lot about how rare it actually is. The presentation is also usually special. One kilo of Almas caviar costs around $25,000 and it is sold in unique 24 karat gold tins. There is also an option for those on a budget. They can buy a smaller tin for around $800 pounds.
1. Italian White Alba Truffle – $330,000
Truffles are really expensive because of the fact that they are tough to cultivate properly. That is why they are considered to be a delicacy and the white truffles are even more expensive when compared to black truffles. This is generally known information but how much do such truffles cost? The Associated Press first reported an Italian White Alba truffle of around 3.3 pounds being sold for $160,787 in 2006. The price was then topped in 2007 when Stanley Ho paid $330,000 for one. He was the man responsible for paying a huge sum again in 2010 for the delicacy, a staggering $330,000 for 2 truffles that in total weighed around 3 pounds.