tripatlas.com/new has seen its share of Top 5 Most Expensive lists: from $25,000 sundaes to $5000 burgers – and now we’re adding another one of the world’s favourite foods: pizza! Here are the World’s 5 Most Expensive Pizzas.
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The World’s 5 Most Expensive Pizzas
(All prices listed are in USD, as of Feb 2008)
5) Most Expensive Pizza in 2005 a la Gordon Ramsay
Restaurant: Maze in London, England
Damage: $150 to $250
In 2005, the title of the Most Expensive Pizza (that wasn’t a marketing ploy) was held by Chef Jason Atherton, head chef of Gordon Ramsay‘s Maze restaurant in London, England. At $25 per slice, the wood-oven thin crust pizza is topped with Italian onion puree with white truffle paste, fontina cheese, baby mozzarella, pancetta, cep mushrooms, freshly picked herbs – and shaved with white truffle shavings, shaved by head chef Atherton himself at your table in various quantities associated with cost. You can choose to pay $90, $120, or $150.
4) Nino Selimaj’s $1000 Pizza
Restaurant: Nino’s Bellisima, New York City
Would you expect anything less from Manhattan’s Upper East Side? Nino Selimaj, owner of Nino’s Bellisima, owns six New York City pizza restaurants. In 2007, they began to offer a $1000 pizza. 12 inches of thin crust pizza topped with six types of caviar and lobster tail. The production cost per pizza pie is $720.
3) Pizza Royale 007
By: Chef Domenico Crolla in Glasgow, Scotland
Chalk one up for the creators of Haggis. In 2006, Scottish Chef Domenic Crolla created his “Pizza Royale 007,” named after the James Bond movie that was released around the same time. The pizza is sprinkled with edible 24-carat gold shavings and topped with champagne-soaked caviar and lobster marinated in the finest cognac. The pizza was auctioned off on eBay for the Fred Hollows Foundation, a charity dedicated to preventing curable blindness in developing countries. An Italian lawyer won the eBay bid for the pizza for his wifefor a Valentine’s Day gift. Chef Crolla flew to Rome to prepare the pizza.
2) Pizza for Lovers
Restaurant: Favitta’s Family Pizzeria, Henrietta near Rochester, New York
For Valentine’s Day in 2008, this pizzeria offered a heart shaped pizza “for lovers.” Just like the World’s Most Expensive Desserts and the World’s
Most Expensive Burgers – you’re paying for the jewellery keepsake rather than the food. This pizza is topped with a diamond ring and a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne is also included with your meal.
1) Luis XIII
By: Chef Renato Viola in Agropoli, Salerno, Italy
Damage: This is truly a pizza made for royalty. $12,000.
This elusive and little-known – or rather – poorly marketed pizza is offered in Italy by pizza maker Renato Viola. The 8-inch pizza is made 72 hours before to give the dough time to rest before being made into pizza. It is topped with the traditional mozzarella di bufala, three types of caviar, lobster from Cilento and Norway, and dusted with pink Australian salt from the Murray River. Each grain of salt is hand picked to ensure its great flavour. The cost includes service: a team of three (Renato Viola, a sommelier and a chef) will come and create this pizza for you in the comfort of your own home. The dishes and cutlery used are limited edition.
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