When you hear the words ‘Honky Tonk’, just what comes to mind? Surely not a burger craving, am I right? Well, that all is about to change right about now. Because as per the latest reports, London’s Honky Tonk restaurant is where the world’s most expensive burger is at! Caution: May contain black truffle Brie and beluga caviar and is seasoned with smoked Himalayan salt and served with a Canadian lobster poached in Iranian saffron. Basically, the very recipe that’d make you want to blow a big hole in your pocket.
The history of hamburgers has been rife with many an expensive contenders. Let’s see, there was that $175 burger in 2008 followed by the $200 Burger King the same year. Stakes went up when, more recently, the (burger) bar was raised to a rather staggering and lab-grown hamburger for $340,000 in 2011. And then came its 2012 successor, the $295 Wagyu beef burger. The latest looks like it has picked up where that last one left off. Meaning it also contains Wagyu beef and traces of truffle (only this time in the brie instead of butter) and minced in (reportedly to “balance the fat content”) is New Zealand venison. So what makes this new record holder?
Could be toppings of maple syrup coated bacon, beluga caviar and a hickory smoked duck egg covered in gold leaf, the black truffle Brie center that gives it a “liquid pocket”. Or the just the fact that it took three weeks to develop. Created by Chris Large, head chef at Honky Tonk, it has been christened “Glamburger” by the restaurant. Its bun is seasoned with Japanese matcha – a type of powdered green tea – and cream mayonnaise, and coated in gold leaf. And the glamburger is glam-garnished, with a mango and champagne jus and grated white truffle, and contains 2,618 calories. So what can one expect, except a £1,100 ($1,800) price tag. Although partner, discounts website Groupon, which was also behind the idea, is giving away one burger free!
[Via – Telegraph]