Last month, Forbes Traveler magazine
published a round-up of the 10 most expensive hamburgers of 2009.
Topping the list is a $777 burger from Las Vegas' Le Burger
Brasserie, where a Kobe beef patty is graced with Maine lobster
chunks, brie, caramelized onions and Prosciutto. Other mentionables
- The "Absolutely Ridiculous Burger" from
Maille's Sports Bar in Michigan (it costs $499 and weighs a
whopping 150 pounds!)
- The $175 "Richard Nouveau Burger" from New
York's Wall Street Burger Shoppe which is topped with edible gold
flakes (do Wall Street types even have this kind of cash laying
As the article points out, this is not a new phenomenon-in 2004,
Chef Daniel Boulud of DB Bistro Moderne in New York City created a
$100 burger. In Canada, Chef Mark McEwan's famous
Bymark burger will set you back a paltry (in comparison) $35 and
features freshly ground prime striploin, brie de Meaux cheese,
porcini mushrooms and shaved truffles (we have the recipe on our site if you'd like to take a shot at
recreating it at home).
If you take away their fast food stigma, a luxury burger is
essentially meat, vegetables and bread-pretty much a standard first
course meal at chez anywhere. Of course, when you can get a pretty
decent bistro burger for $10 would you even want to go the extra
mile for "luxury" between two buns?
My question to you dear readers: Would you pay big bucks
for a luxury burger? If you created your own luxury burger
what ingredients would it include?
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Posted: Fri, Jun 26 2009
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