What comes to your mind when you think of an expensive burger? Maybe the Mcdonalds’ Double Bacon Quarter Pounder Cheese Burger or if you are really splurging then BurgerFi’s The CEO. And yes, while they are expensive at around $10 they come nowhere close to this luxurious monstrosity!
Well, we humans have always loved to create ridiculous things and this love has led us to create some really fine things. Plus, this is not the first time a food item has tasted this expensive. We have previously covered some really expensive pizzas before which would make your wallet sweat. But, we have never come across something as lavish as this burger.
The creator of this burger, Robbert Jan de Veen the owner of de Daltons’ created this during the pandemic. When asked why he created this, he mentioned that breaking a world record had always been his dream and now that he has done it he feels amazing.
When we all were counting the days during the lockdown and wishing for it to be over, Mr. Veen was out to beat the current record holders. Though he wished to show everyone who’s the boss during the food competitions, unfortunately, COVID-19 rained on his parade.
So, you must be wondering what did he name his masterpiece? Well, he named it “The Golden Boy”. After all, anyone who is going to casually eat in on a Sunday afternoon will definitely be one themselves.
What makes this so special?
Well, let’s play a game here, shall we? Take a shot every time you see the common buzzwords like gold leaf, caviar and the like appear. Let’s go!
To start with, this burger does not have an everyday plebian bun. It has a bun with a gold leaf and Dom Perignon in it. Does having the gold leaf make it tastier? No. But, does having one get you more likes on Instagram? You bet your money it does!
The ingredients for this hail from all over the world. The patty is made of the finest A5 Japanese Wagyu Beef. Then, Mr. Veen adds white truffles on top of it. After this, he adds Paleta Iberico Bellota ham, then, he makes onion rings out of a batter that contains Dom Perignon instead of water. As if that wasn’t enough, he finishes this luxe combo with Beluga caviar and King crab.
Finally, this burger is served alongside a barbeque sauce that contains Kopi Luwak coffee and Macallan Single malt whiskey as its ingredients. Mr. Veen says that the flavor of this burger is intense and one can see why.
But what would it cost you?
Everything. At $6,000 this is no run-of-the-mill fast food purchase. Earlier, the most expensive burger used to be from the Fleur in the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas but that was a package deal with a bottle of 1995 Chateau Petrus from Bordeaux.
Mr. Veen however, was not content with that kind of cheating and went straight for the knockout. In his own words: “I thought, I can do better than that”. “Even though this burger is extremely costly, you should still use your hands because that’s the only way to eat a burger.”
Should you buy one?
Well, if you can afford it then by all means please do. After all, the proceeds from this burger will be going to a local food bank and will help feed many hungry stomachs. Pretty good if I must say so.