A New York City restaurant called Serendipity broke the Guinness Book of World Records by inventing the world’s most expensive burger, which comes in at a shocking $295.
The burger features a patty of Japanese Waygu beef infused with 10-herb white truffle butter and seasoned with Salish Alderwood smoked Pacific sea salt. It’s topped with cheddar cheese, hand-made and cave-aged for 18 months by famed cheesemaker James Montgomery of Somerset, England. There are also shaved black truffles, a fried quail egg, a blini, creme fraiche, Kaluga caviar and a white truffle-buttered Campagna roll.
Then the icing on the cake is a solid gold “Fleur de Lis” toothpick, encrusted with diamonds, designed by world-renowned jeweler Euphoria New York. However, Serendipity isn’t trying to cash out; they’re donating all profits to the Bowery Mission, which serves homeless and hungry New Yorkers.
Two well-known people have eaten this burger.
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, co-hosts of Today, have already tried the burger, racking up a nearly $600 tab in the process. After one bite, Kotb exclaimed, “I just ate eighty dollars.”
The burger joins the ranks of other seriously expensive fare at Serendipity, which to date has included an opulent $1,000 sundae and a $69 hot dog.