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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)

SERENDIPITY 3 DELIVERS!

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.

SOLID GOLD TOOTHPICK!

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. http://www.serendipity3.com/

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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