The World’s Most Expensive Christmas Dinner?
Wagyu beef, caviar, truffles, champagne, gold leaf — the most luxurious items in the world are in the process of being assembled by British chef Ben Spalding, and he’s selling a Christmas feast for four people for an astonishing £125,000, the equivalent of $200,450.
According to The Daily Mail, luxury site Very First To has teamed up with the chef to assemble this exercise in unfettered excess, which can be shipped anywhere in the world (it’s highly doubtful that there will be a bidding war, but you never know).
The food that will arrive on the winner’s doorstep (or helipad, more likely) is so outrageous that you need to see it to believe it; this has to be one of, if not the, most decadent assemblages of luxury food items since Diamond Jim Brady dined at Delmonico’s.
The four-course Christmas repast begins with bird’s nest and caviar, served alongside 150-year-old balsamic vinegar and jamón Iberico. Next up, a whole poached White Alba truffle with Yubari King melon (the world’s most expensive) and saffron stock. The third course is rare breed turkey with Wagyu beef fillet and heart (wrapped in gold leaf, of course), garnished with Perigord truffles. Finally, whipped premium chocolate with a super-rare breed of watermelon, "eaten off a gold Ugandan vanilla plate." Each course is paired with the most expensive wine and champagne money can buy.
It’s among the most excessive, over-the-top meals ever assembled (no word on whether it will actually taste any good, but that seems to be beside the point), and we want it!