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World’s Most Expensive Burger Sells For A Sizzling Price Of Nearly $6K
By Mikelle Leow, 16 Jul 2021
Image via De Daltons
Perhaps the best main for the world’s priciest fries, unveiled just this week, is the most expensive burger in the world, which was just sold to someone for a cool, cool price of US$5,964. And he ate it with his hands.
The ultra-luxurious burger, called ‘The Golden Boy’, was crafted by Dutch restaurateur Robbert Jan de Veen of De Daltons, and it comes filled with ingredients most can only dream of: Japanese wagyu beef, Alaskan king crab, beluga caviar, and white truffle. Of course, the buns are prepared till golden—in that they’re covered in gold leaf.
The intention behind the opulent burger isn’t all filler meat, though. Jan de Veen told Esquire Middle East that he was feeling disconcerted seeing how hard businesses were hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, so he decided to give back the way he knew best—by creating the most expensive burger in the world and donating all the proceeds to charity. He said the amount would help pay for almost 1,000 food packages for people in need.
The Golden Boy’s status is pending approval from the Official World Record Association, though its price trumps that of the current Guinness World Record set by a US$5,000 burger in 2011.
According to Esquire Middle East, Jan de Veen dedicated five months to perfecting the burger’s recipe, and then spent nine hours to assemble the menu item.
There was only one Golden Boy burger in the world, and it was purchased by Rober Wilemse, chairman of the Royal Dutch Food and Beverage Association.
Wilemse reported that the flavors of the sandwich harmonized with one another. “The ingredients complement each other very well and the flavors are intense,” he described.
You would think he’d bring out the fancy cutlery, but Wilemse said it would be sacrilegious to have a burger and not eat it with your hands. “That is the only way to eat a burger,” he mentioned. “Since the bun is covered in gold leaf, your fingers will be golden by the time you finish.”
Don’t count on The Golden Boy being the last ridiculously extravagant menu item served at De Daltons. According to Thrillist, he is open to ideas from social media users for the restaurant’s next for-charity dish.
Image via De Daltons
[via Thrillist, images via De Daltons]
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