Have you ever sat down at a restaurant and ordered an $18 cheeseburger that was made with some fancy-sounding bullshit like “Unadulterated Prime Beef Stuffing” and thought to yourself “Man that was great, if only they’d charged me $1,752 more!”
Well today is your lucky day.
Some beef-wielding chef heard your prayers and has decided to answer them in the form of Honky Tonk, an American diner-style restaurant located in London that can now boast that it has the world’s most expensive burger on the menu, at $1,770 a pop.
“Holy shit, that’s stooped expensive!” you say as you wonder what exactly makes this burger so expensive. Well I’m here to burst your inquisitive bubble, since the list of ingredients is a pretty long list of things I wouldn’t give a shit about whether they appeared on my burger or not:
Chef Chris Large made the burger with Kobe Wagyu beef and New Zealand venison to create a 280 gram patty seasoned with smoked Himalayan salt. In the middle is black truffle brie which melts when cooked.
Lobster poached in Iranian saffron and maple syrup coated streaky bacon also feature in the bun alongside Beluga caviar and hickory smoked duck egg covered in gold leaf. The bun is also coated in gold leaf and seasoned with Japanese matcha and cream mayonnaise.
As if the burger couldn’t get any richer, Large added a mango and champagne jus and grated white truffle.
Sorry that I don’t give a shit about smoked Himalayan salt and black truffle brie, especially considering that when you throw the “gold leaf” on top of all of that the whole burger looks like something you’d find in a dumpster. That gold leaf looks like the foil your Mom threw out last week because the leftover chicken she was saving went bad and that truffle shit looks like used coffee grounds.
Yeah, I think I’ll skip out on this one.