Put your $$$ where your mouth is

Put your $$$ where your mouth is

Some restaurant meals just break your diet; others break the bank. Around the world, chefs are creating menus so indulgent, over-the-top, and most of all, expensive, it’s a wonder guests are leaving with the shirts on their back.

If you’re in the mood for a dish that’s equal parts pretty and pricey, order one of these mind-boggling expensive meals:

Tasting Menu

Masa, New York, NY

Masa_photo via @chefmasanyc

If you want a meal that will blow your local sushi joint out of the water, head to Manhattan’s Masa. At this New York hotspot, you’ll not only enjoy some of the most well-balanced and subtle sushi on the planet, you’ll also shell out a shocking $595 a person for the tasting menu—and that doesn’t include tax or so much as a sip of sake. Luckily, Masa has said so long to tipping, so really, you’re saving money in the long run.

24K Pizza

Industry Kitchen, New York, NY

24K pizza_photo via Industry Kitchen

It’s common knowledge that pizza rarely costs more than a few dollars; in fact, in most cities, you’d be hard-pressed to find a slice over $10. That’s where Industry Kitchen comes in. Topped with Ossetra caviar, truffles, foie gras, and 24-karat gold leaf, this eatery’s 24K Pizza will set you back $2,000. Luckily, for a more budget-friendly option, you can pick up a single slice for just $250.

Tasting Menu

Per Se, New York, NY

Per Se_photo via @chefthomaskeller

Thomas Keller’s Michelin-starred Manhattan eatery, Per Se, has long been heralded as one of the best restaurants in the world—and one of the most expensive. At Per Se, a tasting menu will cost you $325 per person, with no ingredient repeated in the entirety of your nine-course meal.

Victoria Sundae

The Langham Hotel, Chicago, IL

Victoria sundae

Your favorite childhood treat just got a whole lot more grown up. At The Langham Hotel in Chicago, the 24-karat gold-dusted Victoria sundae, made with Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream and served with a bottle of Dom Perignon, will cost you $1,000. At least you get to keep the Wedgwood crystal bowl it comes in as a souvenir.

High Roller Roll

Sushi Roku, Las Vegas, NV

High roller roll_photo via Sushi Roku

If you’re eager to spend your winnings (or just eat your feelings), head over to Sushi Roku the next time you’re in Sin City. Here, you can experience the High Roller Roll, made with blue fin tuna, wagyu beef, lobster tail, shaved truffles, and a little edible gold, for good measure. The price tag? $250.

Jardin-Marin Menu

Plaza Athénée, Paris, France

Alain Ducasse du Plaza Athenee

Paris’ beautiful Plaza Athénée hotel is home to one of the most expensive meals you’ll find in the City of Lights. At Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée Paris, guests can enjoy a seasonal sampling, dubbed the Jardin-Marin Menu, which includes three dishes, cheese, and dessert for around $483 per person.

Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata

Norma’s, New York, NY

Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata

When’s the last time eggs cost you more than $20? If you’ve felt like you’re simply not shelling out enough cash for your morning meal, head over to Norma’s in Manhattan for the Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata. Made with six eggs, an entire lobster, and 10 ounces of Sevruga caviar, this dish certainly sounds tasty—and for $2,000, it better be.

Kobe Beef and Maine Lobster Burger

Le Burger Brasserie, Las Vegas, NV

777 Burger_photo via @LeBurgerBrasserie

Won big at the tables in Vegas? Treat yourself to the Kobe Beef and Maine Lobster Burger at Le Burger Brasserie in the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. This $777 burger which comes topped with triple crème brie, caramelized onions, prosciutto, and balsamic vinegar aged over a century, and is served with a bottle of Rose Dom Perignon, is definitely a meal fit for a high roller.

Kingyo Roll

Hamasaku, Los Angeles, CA

Hamasaku sushi

If you want to pay more for a single sushi roll than you do for your cable bill, head over to Hamasaku in Los Angeles. There, the Kingyo Roll, filled with uni, king crab, langoustine, toro, and is topped with caviar and edible gold leaf, will run you a cool $100.

Golden Opulence Sundae

Serendipity 3, New York, NY

Golden Opulence Sundae_photo via @jastookes

If you have $1,000 burning a hole in your pocket, Manhattan’s Serendipity 3 can solve that problem for you. Enter the Golden Opulence Sundae, a combination of Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream, rare chocolates, dessert caviar, exotic fruit, and, of course, plenty of edible 23-karat gold. Just make sure you order before you arrive—this pricey treat takes 48 hours to prepare.

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