Industry Kitchen in Manhattan’s Financial District, New York, is offering a pizza with 24-karat gold flakes for $2,000.
That’s something that comes to $250 per slice and around $50 per bite making it an easy addition to the long list of really expensive foods around the world.
The pizza is made with edible gold and is topped with other ingredients like Stilton cheese from England, Ossetra caviar from the Caspian Sea, foie gras and truffles from France. If you fancy such a pizza, you need to order it 48 hours in advance.
Chef Braulio Bunay runs the show at the restaurant and his inspiration for the pizza comes from the Financial District, which is right next door to where we’re located. Because the area attracts people from all over the world, the chef wanted to create a dish that celebrates that.
Apparently, for restaurants, pushing the envelope is nothing new. Last year, another restaurant called Manila Social Club in Williamsburg, launched a doughnut covered with 24-karat gold for $100. In 2014, there was a $160 gold-leaf lobster roll but the most extravagant of them all was Frozen Haute Chocolate sundae by Serendipity, made with 23-karat edible gold-infused whipped cream for a whooping $25,000!
Fitness freaks shouldn’t worry about the calorie count, as edible gold has no nutritional value at all. Also, it’s been around for centuries. The Egyptians used to believe that gold was a sacred food.