Sunday, October 12, 2014


If you like rich food, you'd better be very rich indeed to afford the Glamburger from Honky Tonk in London, UK.  The Independent reports:

The meat itself consists of 220g [just under half a pound] of Kobe wagyu beef, minced with 60g of New Zealand venison to “balance the fat content”. At the centre is a black truffle Brie that will create a “liquid pocket” once it has been cooked. If that doesn’t sound like enough, the patty has been seasoned with Himalayan salt, served with a Canadian lobster poached in Iranian saffron.

Topping the meat is more meat: bacon coated with maple syrup, along with beluga caviar and a hickory smoked duck egg covered in gold leaf. The bun is seasoned with Japanese matcha, which is a kind of powdered green tea, and mayonnaise, and then also coated in gold leaf. The garnish is a mango and champagne jus with grated white truffle.

The combination adds up to a total of 2,618 calories: more than the recommended daily intake for an adult.

There's more at the link.  The price of £1,100 translates (at current exchange rates) to US $1,768 (before tax and tip, of course).  Here's a video of the preparation process.

Given that the price of that burger would pay our domestic food budget for a full quarter, with something left over, I think I'll pass . . .



Joe in PNG said...

And, at best, it probably doesn't taste any better than something from 5 Guys.

Coconut said...

Probably tastes disgusting.