The world’s most expensive burger costs a whopping € 5000 or Rs4.4 lakh! The dish is titled the ‘Golden Boy.’ Created by Chef Robbert Jan de Veen of De Daltons diner in Voorthuizen, Netherlands the hamburger is made with 100 percent Wagyu A5 meat.
What’s in the burger that costs more than a Rolex Oyster Perpetual? Made with Dom Pérignon champagne dough, it is generously topped with gold leaf. Other elements that come with the eye-popping price tag are Beluga caviar, king crab, Spanish Paleta Ibérico, white truffle, smoked duck egg mayo, English cheddar and barbecue sauce made with Kopi Luwak coffee and Macallan whisky plus Dom Perignon battered onion rings. The burger is also briefly smoked with whisky smoke.
It was bought by Remia International and Robèr Willemse, the chairman of Koninklijke Horeca Nederland was the first person to bite into the precious burger. Willemse was given the honour for a special reason, the creator of the burger, Chef Veen says, “During the corona crisis, Robèr championed the Dutch catering industry in a special way and represented our interests directly and indirectly.”
While it seems like a ridiculous amount of money for a burger, the proceeds have been donated to a good cause. In the past year, more than 160,000 people in the Netherlands used the food banks. To draw attention to the cause, the amount was donated to the National Food Bank in the country.
This luxe bun isn’t a meal you can grab on the go. It must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance and requires one to book it in advance for a deposit of €750.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the previous record-holder for the most expensive burger belongs to a 352.44 kg hamburger. It comes at a price tag of $5,000 and is prepared by Juicys Outlaw Grill, in Oregon, USA.