For many, seafood is synonymous with luxury. And what may be considered luxury for some is an outrageous fortune for others. Sure, you can go out and spend $60 on an extravagant seafood meal for the family, but why be shellfish and stop there when you can order a lobster for $1000?
Here’s what the people accustomed to the finer things in life are having for dinner. Gawk away.
Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata
Omelettes are synonymous with simple and uncomplicated. But at Le Parker Meridien Hotel, New York this seemingly simple breakfast item is served in a whole new avatar. By adding lobster claws and 10 ounces of Sevruga Caviar, this $1000 omelette is the most expensive omelette in the world. It has been ordered only 12 times till date.
The Buddha Jumps over the Wall Soup
The legend behind this curiously named Fujian soup is that when this soup was being made in a household, a vegetarian monk jumped over the wall to eat it, despite it being against the dictates of his faith. When caught, he replied that it smells so good, even Buddha would jump over a wall to eat it.
Served at Kai Mayfair, London, this classic winter soup is a blend of several ingredients including chicken, fish, abalone, sea cucumber, bamboo pith, deer tendon, wolf berries, mushrooms, dried scallops and even shark fin! You will have to reserve a bowl with the restaurant five days in advance and cough up $169 dollars to relish it.
Samundari Khazana Curry
Believe it or not, the Samundari Khazana Curry came into being, to celebrate the launch of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ on DVD. The Indian chef at Bombay Brasserie, London, loaded the platter with the most expensive seafood ingredients he could find – Devon crab, white truffle, half a tomato filled with Beluga Caviar, a Scottish lobster coated with gold, four abalones and four shelled and hollowed quail eggs filled with more caviar. At a ludicrous price of £2000, this one will make you feel like a king.
Angelito Araneta’s Golden Sushi
Filipino chef Angelito Araneta Jr. gave the regular sushi his own signature twist with 24 carat gold sheets and 0.20 carat African diamonds. Served at a restaurant in Manila, Philippines, this dish features in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the most expensive sushi in the world. Five pieces of sushi now costs $1978 or 91,800 Pesos. Who in their right mind would order this off the menu, you ask? Well, they are especially purchased for wedding proposals.
No, you need not always have to spend a fortune to enjoy some seafood. Mumbaikars and Bangaloreans head to the Fresh Catch by WowTables – exclusive, pocket- friendly seafood menus at the finest restaurants in the city.