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The Official Most Expensive Burger in the World: $295

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This is the most expensive hamburger in the world, says the Guinness Book of World Records. (Not the meatiest sandwich, that was yesterday. Keep up.)

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?

Anyway, this is not Serendipty 3's first time at the really expensive food item rodeo. See also: the $69 hot dog, the $1,000 sundae.

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-]

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