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12-19-2010, 06:46 AM #1
TOP 10 Most Expensive Food and Drink2010: Most Expensive Food and Drink
Camel Milk Chocolate
This year Dubai's Al Nassma company announced its plans to sell the world's first chocolate made of camel milk around the world. Camel milk is not produced on a large scale which is likely to push up the prices of these chocolates. There are currently two camel farms in the country and fresh camel milk is still very much a niche product.
Boxes of Prunier caviar are displayed in the Prunier restaurant in Paris. Tracing its heritage back to 1872, the Prunier House is best known for a quaint restaurant lying off Paris' landmark Champs Elysees which welcomes a bustling crowd of politicians, film stars and celebrities into its listed lieu every day. At the heart of its menu is a key ingredient: homemade caviar from a shoal of sturgeon reared for the last 20 years on the estuary of the picturesque Dordogne river, about 550 km southwest of the French capital.
The Diamond Sterling
Fernando Altamirano shows his creation, a tequila bottle called "The Diamond Sterling" in Mexico City. The bottle, made with 4,100 brilliant-cut diamonds and 2.380 kg of pure platinum, is valued at around $ 3.5 million, according to Altamirano.
The $ 1830 Mooncake
Filipino chef, Angelito Araneta Jr., displays a 24-carat gold covered mooncake garnished with .10-carat artificial diamonds at Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Manila. The mooncake, a traditional Chinese treat eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival, is worth 80,500 pesos ($ 1,830).
The $ 1,996 Sushi
Sushi garnished with .20-carat African diamonds and wrapped with 24-karat gold leaves are displayed for photographers outside a restaurant in Manila. The five pieces of sushi, worth 91,800 pesos ($ 1,996), was created by chef Angelito Araneta Jr., who said his unusual food artworks are used as gifts in marriage proposals or during courtship.
The $ 330,000 truffle
A Macau casino mogul bid $ 330,000 for a pair of white truffles, including one weighing about two pounds, matching the record price he paid at the same event three years ago for one of the giant fungi. Billionaire Stanley Ho made the winning bid at a charity auction through representatives of his company, Sociedade de Jogos de Macau.
The Seafood Treasure
Central London curry house Bombay Brasserie has added what is said to be the world's most expensive curry dish to their menu - the "Samundari Khazana" or Seafood Treasure. It is a mix of Beluga caviar, sea snails, an entire lobster and edible gold. The curry is served with saffron-flavoured rice and a glass of champagne. The platter sells for $ 3,281.
French Vodka company Shaw-Ross Importers took vodka to a whole new level by infusing it with real gold. The liquor is a fusion of purified underground spring water, 24K gold flakes, and some secret ingredients.
Sakura, India's first Japanese eatery, flies fresh fish in from Japan. The assorted sashimi platter is priced in India at Rs 2700 or $ 60. The Pacific Rim Platter which contains sashimi, sushi, tempura, yakitori, miso soup is priced at Rs 2800 or $ 63.
Chateau Lafite Rothschild
Bottles from a lot of 70 "Four Centuries of Chateau Lafite Rothschild" bottles, which includes bottles between 1799 and 2003, are displayed in Hong Kong. The lot is priced between $ 125,000 and $ 175,000 at a fine and rare wine auction in the city....being a human...
12-22-2010, 05:30 AM #2