Its the Australian version of the Million Dollar Burger. It’s not filled with a zillion calories nor does it cost something as ludicrous as the $380,000 test tube meat burger. Yet at $250 a burger it definitely tops off as the most expensive one in Melbourne, Australia.
Who came up with it?
The million dollar burger is a tribute to the taste rather than the actual cost. The burgers are freshly cooked in the picturesque Yarra valley – Levantine Hill to be precise. Yarra valley has gorgeous wineyards and Levantine Hill is no different. The slopes and orientation of this wineyard are at a very similar elevation to the Grand Cru vineyards of Chablis in France. This results in a superb award winning wine to go along with the million dollar burger.
Levantine Hills Estate at a glance
What makes this burger worth it?
Each element makes it worth it! Starting with the charcoal brioche buns which set off the edible gold covered sesame seeds to splendid effect. Continuing on with the hero of the dish which are the tempura lobster medallions. We don’t disagree with the name ‘Million Dollar Burger’ at all. If you are averse to seafood, you can choose to go with wagyu beef option which also brings the price down to a mere $130. Fois gras, champagne mayonnaise, and onion rings cooked in duck fat make up the remaining drool worthy ingredients of this burger. You can’t have a burger without some fries (or chips at the Aussies call ‘em). Thankfully, the duck fat fries that Chef Headon sends out on the side are the perfect complement.
A third option in the million dollar burger range gives you the best of both worlds. This is a burger that comprises of a wagyu beef patty along with tempura scampi.
“Having just started with Levantine Hill, I was thrilled to start my first week by helping create the most amazing and luxurious burgers. They truly are made for the most discerning connoisseurs of fine, yet wholesome food.”
Luke Headon – Levantine Hill Estate’s new Executive Chef
Getting there in style
Levantine Hill will get you there in style in a luxury Microflite helicopter from Melbourne’s CBD. Given the upcoming Valentines Day, delay no more. Reach out to Levantine Hill and make a booking today.