Serendipity 3 claims most expensive burger; New York City

May 29, 2012

At $295, Le Burger Extravaganmade is made with Wagyu beef, truffle butter, cave-aged cheddar from the UK, and caviar from China.

A New York City tourist landmark has created the most expensive burger in the world, with a price tag of $295.

Serendipity 3, a Manhattan café that played a starring role in the 2001 Hollywood rom-com Serendipity and is also home to the $1,000-dollar sundae, has created Le Burger Extravagant, a luxurious sandwich filled with a laundry list of premium ingredients that includes:

- Wagyu beef infused with 10-herb white truffle butter

- Salish Alderwood smoked Pacific sea salt

- hand-formed cheddar cheese that's been cave-aged for 18 months

- shaved black truffles

- fried quail egg

- white truffle-buttered Campagna roll

- blini, crème fraiche

- (Paramount Caviar) Kaluga caviar, farm-raised in Quzhou, China

- all speared with a solid gold ‘Fleur de Lis' toothpick encrusted with diamonds and designed by jeweler Euphoria New York


The burger is available for $295 with 48 hours' notice at the café. Serendipity 3 is no stranger to record-breaking dishes and most recently created the 69-dollar haute dog made with truffle oil, foie gras and heirloom ketchup.

If you've got money to burn, the $1,000-sundae made with Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream, edible gold leaf and exotic candied fruits from Paris all served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet is also available with 48 hours' notice.

The eatery also boasts the most expensive hot dog at $69.

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