10 Most Expensive Burgers
Burgers, knowing they are often served in fast food chains, are considered among the most budget-friendly snacks or meals anyone can get. However, the concept of gourmet burger buzzed in the food industry for years. Top restaurants started to promote their own versions of the famous food, giving birth to the most expensive burgers.
You may consider burgers as regular burgers, but would you rather spend a fortune on these meals?
Are they worth the money?
Here are the top 10 most costly burgers offered in top restaurants.
Served at Le Burger Brassiere in Las Vegas, the 777 Burger flaunts its thick burger patty made from Kobe beef, which is considered as the prime beef meat anyone can get in the market. Combining this prime beef with Maine lobsters, Brie, caramelized onions and crispy prosciutto is not the reason why you will pay a serious amount of money on this burger. It is using century old balsamic vinegar for flavor accent that made this burger worth $70. But if you want to be a bit fancy, pay $777 for this burger together and get a bottle of Rose Don Perignon champagne for a luxurious meal.
Considered as the most affordable among the expensive burgers in town, Chef Hubert Keller offers the Rossini for $60 in his Burger Bar located in three cities. The same Kobe beef is used in making its thick patty, but with a French cuisine twist. Get foie gras and Madeira sauce together with shaved truffles in the burger. Sandwiched in an onion bun, this gourmet burger got its name from Giachino Rossini, an Italian composer. How does the burger sound to you?
Royale Double Truffle Burger
Daniel Boulud, a fame celebrity chef, brought extra juiciness to burgers with his Royale Double Truffle burger. Deboned short ribs were braised on red wine stuffed with foie gras and black truffle gave this meal a playful yet elegant taste. Topping the burger is another set of black truffles for accent. For $120, you get this truffle-rich burger, but ask DB Bistro staff for the original DB meal at $32 with less truffles.
The Fleurburger 5000
Keller was also the person behind the famous Fleur de Lys or Fleur burger that made a grand introduction in his restaurant in Las Vegas. For $75, you may consider it as something reasonable for a gourmet burger made from Kobe beef patty, foie gras and truffle accents.
However, hold on to your seat as adding a 1990 Chateau Petrus wine with this meal will cost you… wait for it… a whopping $5000! A Bordeaux wine matching the meal may be too much, but the restaurant also throws in a certificate as proof that you paid for a four-digit bill for a burger, which is the most expensive food combo ever.
The Douche Burger
Gourmet burger mockery or not, the douche burger by Franz Aliquo hit the list of the most expensive burgers with its Kobe beef patty, foie gras, lobster, fine Gruyere cheese melted using champagne steam, special barbeque sauce, and the most unthinkable ingredient to find in a burger—caviar. Flavored with Himalayan rock salt, the burger that you can find in New York City is indeed costly, although superstitious people might want to stay away from it because of its price, which is $666.
Labeling it as “The Burger” because of its price, this Burger King meal offered in England boasts its Wagyu beef patty, white truffles, Pata Negra prosciutto, and onion tempura prepared with Cristal champagne. Truffle bun and Iranian saffron complete this burger sold at around $186.
The Tri-Beef Burger
Its superb patty made from three prime beef gave the Tri-Beef burger a spot in this list. Feast your taste buds—and your pocket—on the combination of Japanese Wagyu beef, Argentine beef, and American Prime beef. Accenting its flavor is truffles, champagne and Chipotle ketchup and sold at $125.
The X Burger
Cross out this burger off your list if you don’t want to spend around $160 or 180,000 on this meal. Chef Ciaran’s take on burgers sold in W Hotel in Korea showcases a patty made from Australian Wagyu beef served with foie gras and black truffles. Completing the meal is the brioche bun, tomato, asparagus, pine mushroom, and grilled red onion.
The Richard Nouveau Burger
The name sounds familiar as Richard Nouveau is the PocketChange fiction writer. As for the meal itself, it presents Kobe beef patty weighing around 10 ounces and combined with other gourmet ingredients like foie gras, truffles, Gruyere chees, gold leaf, and wild mushrooms. However, the Wall Street Burger Shoppe proved that $175 is too expensive for a burger as the establishment declared bankruptcy and closed in 2011.
Le Burger Extravagant
Serendipity 3 in New York added the Le Burger Extravagant among its list of expensive food offers. The $275-worth burger highlights a patty made from Japanese Wagyu beef, white truffle butter, and flavored to perfection using smoked sea salt.
It’s cheese is made by world-renowned cheesemaker, James Montgomery, adding a stellar appeal for the meal.