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Most Expensive Burger

The FleurBurger, made by French cook Hubert Kelleris at his just-opened Las Vegas restaurant Fleuris, is filled with Japanese Kobe beef, foie gras and black truffle on a brioche truffle bun with truffle sauce and costs $5,000 - setting the new world record for the Most Expensive Burger...

Last Updated On: Wednesday, February 02, 2011

 
 

The FleurBurger, made by French cook Hubert Kelleris at his just-opened Las Vegas restaurant Fleuris, is filled with Japanese Kobe beef, foie gras and black truffle on a brioche truffle bun with truffle sauce and costs $5,000 - setting the new world record for the Most Expensive Burger.

French cook Hubert Keller (PBS' "Secrets of a Chef," Bravo's "Top Chef Masters") put the burger on the menu at his Fleur restaurant at the luxury Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on the Vegas Strip.

It is served with a bottle of Chateau Petrus 1995, a red from Bordeaux, which is priced at 3,340.

The Guinness world record the largest commercially available hamburger weighs 136.2 kg (300 lb 4 oz) and is available for 150,000 yen (1,144.76, $1,780.59) at Phoenix Seagaia Resort in Miyazaki, Japan.

Guinness World Records also recognized the most expensive hamburger commercially available: THE Burger and was available on the menu of Burger King (UK) for 95 (US$186). The limited edition burger was sold in the Gloucester Road restaurant, London, UK.

What makes it so pricey?
Lots of expensive ingredients. Start with a Kobe beef "patty" (more like a mountain of ground primo cow flesh), then top it with foie gras and black truffles. Oh, and don't forget the "special sauce," which is made with no surprise more truffles.

The World's Most Expensive Burger comes with a bottle of Petrus (the 1995 vintage, to be exact, dubbed by Wine Spectator magazine as "a genie in the bottle"). And don't forget the stemware, either: Diners get a pair of Ichendorf Brunello glasses, imported from Italy (and the glasses are shipped to their home, post-feast).

Hubert, who stars on US show Top Chef, added the burger to his menu after rival chef Daniel Boulud, who is based in New York, cooked up a 63 truffle burger.

He said: "I thought to myself: 'I have to put a burger on the map that will beat that one, just for fun.'

"And I give you the wine for $300 less, so it's a bargain."

But diners with stricter budgets can chow down on Fleur restaurant's tuna taco for 6, or a croque-monsieur, a grilled cheese sandwich, for 4.

Keller's restaurant team anticipates selling only six FleurBugers a year.

Waiting for their confirmation that all the profits goes to charity!

 

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