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There is no denying, Dubai is close to a culinary heaven when it comes to wining and dining. Spoiled for choice, we can have the pick of the best when the hunger pangs strike - from cheap eats to expensive treats. But if you're looking to pay top dirham for the priciest fare around, you'll have to look a little further afield. New York boasts the world's most expensive burger, it was revealed this week, but where else whips up the most costly comestibles comestibles
food [Latin comedere to eat up] ?
A Helluva hamburgerA
Chef extraordinaire Daniel Boulud's double truffle burger was recently knocked off its post as the priciest burger in the world by The Wall Street Burger Shoppe's newly launched patty at dhs630. But what makes this burger so special? A Kobe beef patty, lots of black truffles, seared foie gras, aged Gruyere cheese, wild mushrooms and flecks of gold leaf on a brioche bun accompanied by Belgian style fries, golden truffle mayo and with a mixed salad thrown in for free. Decadent? Oh yes.
It's caviar, dahling
Does anyone really like the taste and consistency of caviar or do they just like those mini pancake blinis? Someone must love it, otherwise who would buy the Iranian Beluga beluga (bəl`gə) or white whale, small, toothed northern whale, Delphinapterus leucas. The beluga may reach a length of 19 ft (5. called Almas, which means diamonds? It comes from sturgeons that are between 60 and 100 years old and at dhs179,000 per 3.9-pound container, it would take most people that long to pay off the bill. All this, for fish eggs?
For anyone who has suffered from a tequila drinking night the following day, you're not on such good terms with old Jose Cuervo. But at a cool dhs5,786,000 a pop, a Tequila Ley bottle of Pasion Azteca would give you more than just a headache the morning after. Bottled in a case plated with diamonds, gold and platinum, this is one expensive nightcap you won't soon forget.
We all scream for ice cream We All Scream for Ice Cream is an episode of The WB drama series, Charmed. Synopsis
When Prue and Phoebe are lured into a nightmarish alternate dimension by a seemingly evil ice cream man, the girls mistakenly help demons and endanger an innocent.
Is there anything better than ice-cream induced brain freeze on a hot summer day? Well, if you're in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. , your bank account might have to freeze as well if you choose to indulge in the Grand Opulence Sunday at Serendipity serendipity
happy finding of an unexpected object or solution while searching for something else. .A Made from Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream, covered in 23-carat edible gold leaf and drizzled with Amadei Porcelena chocolate, it also comes with gold dragets and truffles, topped with dessert caviar. You get to keep the Baccarat crystal glass it is served in - which is just as well as you'll have to fork out dhs3,600 for this gold-plated treat.
Spice it up
It's a well-known fact that saffron is the world's most expensive spice but can anyone really identify that taste? For the price of dhs10,000 you can try. The price tag is so high because saffron must be harvested by hand and it takes more than 75,000 threads or filaments of the crocus flower to make just one measly measly
said of beef, pork and mutton because infected meat has a speckled appearance thought to resemble measles (1) in humans. See also cysticercus. pound.A Lower quality saffron usually goes for $15 (dhs55) per gramme GRAMME. A French weight. The gramme is the weight of a cubic centimetre of distilled water, at the temperature of zero. It is equal to 15.4441 grains troy, or 5.6481 drachms avoirdupois. Vide. Measure. but who's counting when you're looking to add a bit of spice to life?
Let them eat cake
This is one cake that Marie Antoinette would have wanted to keep for herself, if only for the jewels it contains. The fruitcake fruit·cake
1. A heavy spiced cake containing nuts and candied or dried fruits.
2. Slang A crazy or an eccentric person: "a fruitcake under the delusion that he was Saint Nicholas" (seriously, this is no joke) is encrusted en·crust also in·crust
tr.v. en·crust·ed, en·crust·ing, en·crusts
1. To cover or coat with or as if with a crust: with 223 small diamonds (not edible unfortunately). It sold for a staggering $1.6 million, which comes close to dhs6 million in 2005, after taking a Tokyo chef six months to design and an entire month to create. It was part of a Japanese exhibit called 'Diamonds: Nature's Miracle'. We think the real miracle is that someone paid that for a piece of cake.
Who would have thought that a humble mixture of dough, tomatoes and some cheese thrown on top would become the culinary phenomenon known as pizza and beloved the world over? More incredibly, who would have thought that a pizza pie could cost a dhs3,600? The Luxury Pizza is a 12-inch thin crust topped with six different types of caviar, lobster, crA[umlaut]me fraiche and chives chives
alliumschoenoprasm. and has to be ordered 24 hours in advance. It's the creation of Nino Selimaj of Nino's Bellissima in Manhattan but we think a slice of off the street vendor will hit the spot just the same.
An egg-spensive omelette
This is not your run-of-the-mill Friday morning brunch omelette. You are mistaken if you think this is about a few eggs cracked open, beaten together and with some leftover mushrooms thrown in to provide a kick. Nicknamed the 'Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata', the world's most expensive omelette is more objet d'art than Friday fare. The creation of chef Emilio Castillo, this gigantic concoction comes stacked with caviar and an entire lobster encased en·case
tr.v. en·cased, en·cas·ing, en·cas·es
To enclose in or as if in a case.
en·casement n. within its eggy folds costs a total of $1,000, which is a mere dhs3,600. Alas, the orange juice is not complimentary.
Life is like a box of chocolates
If you're one of those women who want to be swept off their feet with flowers, dinners and boxes of chocolate, here's how you can up the game a bit. Nothing but the best for you? Chocopologie by chocolatiers Knipschildt is the most expensive chocolate in the world with a pound of the rich stuff costing dhs9,550. Available only on a pre-order basis, the dark chocolate truffle (a mere dhs920 a piece) comes with a French black truffle inside and made using 70 per cent Valrhona cacao cacao (kəkä`ō, –kā`–), tropical tree (Theobroma cacao) of the family Sterculiaceae (sterculia family), native to South America, where it was first domesticated and was highly prized by the Aztecs. , which is then blended into a creamy ganache ga·nache
A rich icing made of chocolate and cream heated and stirred together, used also as a filling, as for cakes or pastry.
[French.] with truffle oil. The truffle is then hand-rolled and dusted with cocoa powder. How's that for indulging a sweet tooth?
Al Mahara restaurant at our very own Burj Al Arab The Burj Al Arab (Arabic: برج العرب, "Tower of the Arabs") is a luxury hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates managed by the Jumeirah Group and built by Said Khalil. It was designed by Tom Wright of WS Atkins PLC. is one of the world's top restaurants. It also happens to be home to one of the most expensive meals in the city. The underwater themed restaurant serves the sea-salt crusted seabass for dhs925, while the caviar selection goes to the tune of dhs8,000. Bon Apetit!
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