Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #Potluck – #Burger (2012) $295 – The World’s Most Expensive Burger Unveiled! by John Rieber

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Time to welcome another regular contributor to the Archive series John Rieber.. this time I am going to be selecting the posts from his extensive archive..I had to dig deep into 2012 for this post, but as a lover of great burgers, such as Fuddruckers in 1985 in Houston … I could not pass on this one.. It was a one off and the proceeds went to charity… but I am sure there is probably one just as expensive somewhere.. perhaps you know where….

Burger (2012) $295 – The World’s Most Expensive Burger Unveiled! by John Rieber

This is the most expensive hamburger in the world, says the Guinness Book of World Records.(2012)


This is sold at New York’s Serendipity 3 Restaurant for $295, and here is what it has to offer you for the money: Japanese Waygu beef, 10-herb white truffle butter, smoked Pacific sea salt, 18-month cheddar cheese, shaved black truffles, a quail egg, and a white truffle-buttered roll.


The kicker is the solid gold, diamond-encrusted toothpick holding the world’s most expensive burger together.

Here is the official press release:

Landmark NYC Restaurant, Serendipity 3, Receives a Guinness World Records® Title for the Most Expensive Hamburger in the World!

NEW YORK, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Serendipity 3 has been slinging burgers at their famous Upper East Side location since 1954 to the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Andy Warhol, and a galaxy of current-day stars.

In honor of National Hamburger Month, Serendipity has created a haute cuisine version of the iconic American dish! Known as Le Burger Extravagant, this $295.00 burger is a mix of Japanese Waygu beef infused with 10-herb white truffle butter, seasoned with Salish Alderwood smoked Pacific sea salt, topped with cheddar cheese — hand-formed by the famous cheesemaker James Montgomery in Somerset, England, and cave-aged for 18 months — shaved black truffles, a fried quail egg and served on a white truffle-buttered Campagna Roll, which is topped with a blini, creme fraiche, and Paramout Caviar’s exclusive Kaluga caviar — a beautiful golden caviar with a buttery, nutty taste and large pearls from the Huso Dauricus farm raised in Quzhou, China.

The finishing touch to this incredible burger is a solid gold “Fleur de Lis” toothpick encrusted with diamonds and designed by world-renowned jeweler Euphoria New York.

The profits of this record-breaking burger were donated to the Bowery Mission — serving homeless and hungry New Yorkers since 1879.

The burger was only produced for a limited time and you can now see some of the wonderful dishes including ice-cream that you can have delivered from Serendipity 3.

Here is a previous record holder.

Here is the effort previously put forth by db Bistro Moderne in New York – their double truffle burger went for only $150. A bargain!

Let the bar be raised!

©John Rieber 2012

About John Rieber

I love great food, interesting books, fascinating travel, outrageous movies, and bacon, especially when it sits on top of a great cheeseburger! I work in entertainment – and I have been lucky enough to interview some really talented Artists – that guides my posts: interesting and provocative movies, music, social media and of course, food, since I believe strongly in the maxim, “everyone eats!”

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My thanks to John for permitting me to browse his archives to share with you… please head over to his website and enjoy all that they have to offer.

10 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #Potluck – #Burger (2012) $295 – The World’s Most Expensive Burger Unveiled! by John Rieber

  1. Another fascinating post from John, thanks Sal. This for the rich and famous that have nothing better to do with their money. I have Wagu burgers in my freezer, quite pricey, but a treat for $15 a box of 4. 🙂 ❤

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