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The Le Burger Extravagant, sold at New York's Serendipity 3 for $295, contains Japanese Waygu beef, 10-herb white truffle butter, smoked Pacific sea salt, 18-month cheddar, shaved black truffles, a quail egg, and a white truffle-buttered roll. It is also French-sounding, making it that much fancier. But what really drives up the price is the solid gold, diamond-encrusted toothpick holding the whole thing together. Haven't you always wanted one of those?
In the video below around the 8:00 minute mark, Kathie Lee and Hoda can barely believe they each get their own Le Burger Extravagant. There's also a press release.
Video: Kathie Lee and Hoda Try the Most Expensive Hamburger
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 will be donated to the Bowery Mission -- serving homeless and hungry New Yorkers since 1879.
This Guinness World Record-setting hamburger is available for a limited time for $295.00 with a 48-hour notice. http://www.serendipity3.com/
· Serendipity 3 Receives a Guinness World Records® Title for the Most Expensive Hamburger [Press Release]
· Kathie Lee and Hoda Try the Most Expensive Hamburger [MSNBC]
· All Hamburger Coverage on Eater [-E-]