To make a rating of the most valuable, and therefore the most expensive dishes in the world, it took the help of gourmets. It is not a fact that they have tasted all of these dishes, but there is no doubt that these are the most expensive dishes.
Dumplings. Many will be surprised by the presence of dumplings on this list - the favorite dish of most Russians. However, not Russian dumplings have staked out a place in the ranking. The world's most expensive dumplings can be found at Golden Gates in the Bronx, New York. The main visitors to the institution are Russian emigrants. The peculiarity of the dish is that they include not only tender veal, pork and salmon, but also the iron of the torch fish or Curtius Flame Fish, which lives at great depths. Thanks to this addition, dumplings emit an unusual blue-green light, which, however, does not prevent them from remaining edible and tasty. A serving of eight dumplings costs $ 2,400 at a restaurant, and $ 4,400 of 16.
Nut. Everyone has long known the taste and useful qualities of this product. The most expensive nut in the world is considered to be macadamia. Once upon a time this was the main dish among the Australian aborigines, but today it is considered the rarest, and also useful, delicacy. All two types of this nut are currently grown. The rarity of the product is given by the fact that the macadamia tree, although it bears fruit for up to a hundred years, needs special care. Therefore, difficulties arise with the cultivation of the nut and its extraction - as a result, no more than 40 tons of it are produced per year. As a result, in those countries where this nut grows, the cost per 1 kilogram exceeds $ 30. Of course, dishes with such nuts are very valuable and expensive.
Saffron. It is recognized as the most expensive spice. Saffron is essentially the stamens of a plant from the crocus family. This spice is prepared by hand - at first it is carefully picked and then dried. To get a kilogram of saffron, you need to collect almost half a million stamens. Not surprisingly, the price of a kilogram of real saffron goes up to six thousand dollars.
White truffle. The exact price for this delicacy simply does not exist, since each mushroom is sold at an auction. The record price of the mushroom was more than 30 thousand euros.
Dark chocolate. For lovers of exotic sweets, Chocopologie by Knipschildt is the most expensive chocolate in the world. The homeland of this dark chocolate is America, and a 453 gram bar will cost a sweet tooth $ 2,600.
Potatoes. While it may seem ridiculous to have this product on the list, it can be expensive too. The most expensive potato in the world, "La Bonnotte", costs around 500 euros per kilogram. A root crop grows on the island of Nurmuatier, the delicacy is harvested by hand, of course. A distinctive feature of the dish is the unusually delicate taste of potatoes.
Beef. The most expensive meat in the world is marbled beef from Japanese Wagiu cows. The animals are surrounded by special care and attention. Every day they are given beer and sake, and only the best herbs are used in the feed. For a long time, the Japanese prevented the export of cows for breeding in other places, but today these animals are also bred in Australia. But it only led to a rise in the price of meat, because the Australians went even further in caring for these cows. So if you want to taste the marbled beef, prepare a wallet. For 200 grams of fillet, you will have to pay more than $ 100 in Europe, and the most tender pieces can cost up to $ 1,000.
A sandwich. For those who like to eat on the go, the most expensive sandwich in the world is made. His full name is "von Essen Platinum Club Sandwich". You can meet such a dish exclusively in the hotels of the Von Essen chain. The sandwich costs "only" $ 200, and it includes bread made with a special sourdough culture, Iberian ham, white truffles, quail eggs, dried Italian tomatoes and Bresse poulard.
Pizza. The most expensive pizza in the world is offered in the homeland of this dish - in Italy. It is called "Luis XIII", and its cost reaches 8300 euros. This pizza is by all means prepared in the presence of the client, and it contains buffalo mozzarella, red lobster, three types of caviar, lobster and shrimp. The dish uses not table or even sea salt - this is the Australian pink "Murray River".
Omelet. For fans of exotic omelette, the best place to try it is at the New York hotel "Le Parker Meridien". It is here that you can order the most expensive omelet in the world, costing one thousand dollars. Naturally, it contains not only eggs, it also includes whole lobsters. The dish is served on a pillow of fried potatoes, and its decoration is a scattering of sevruga caviar.
Salad. The most expensive salad in the world is called "Florette Sea & Earth". It will be prepared for you at the Oxford hotel "Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons". The cost of one portion of "Floretta Seas and Sushi" is 800 euros, and it contains 50 grams of selected white beluga caviar, Cornish crab, lobster, lobster, Floretta young salad, a little olive oil, red pepper, grated truffles, potatoes and asparagus. The dish is decorated with golden foil.
Caviar. It is generally believed that the most expensive caviar is gray or black. However, this is not true, the most expensive caviar in the world is considered to be the Almas caviar of the albino beluga. It is extremely difficult to export such a delicacy from Iran; it is packed in a gold jar and is a real masterpiece of art, not only of culinary art. One hundred grams of a delicacy costs two thousand dollars.
Coffee. The most expensive coffee in the world - "Kopi Luwak" - is made from beans not of some unique type, but rather of a unique life path. "Kopi" in Indonesian means "coffee", and "Luwak" is a small small predator who likes to feast on the ripe fruits of the coffee tree, choosing the best. He eats much more coffee than he can digest. Undigested grains, passing through the intestines of the animal, are exposed to its enzymes and, as the lovers of "Kopi Luwak" swear, acquire a unique taste and aroma. A kilogram of coffee, which Luwak helped to create, costs between $ 300 and $ 400.
Tea. The most expensive tea in the world is called Dahunpao, which means "Big Red Robe". It belongs to oolong (strong fermentation teas with intense taste and aroma). A "Big Red Robe" is obtained from a leaf of just six bushes growing near Tianxin Monastery. These unique shrubs are 350 years old. Every year, no more than 500 grams of the legendary tea was harvested, the cost of the finished product reached 685 thousand dollars per kilogram. In 2006, the entire crop was transferred to the storage of the Chinese National Tea Museum, and a moratorium was declared on further collection. However, since the 80s of the last century, mother bushes began to be propagated in a vegetative way. The tea obtained from them is also called "Big Red Robe", but experts believe that it cannot be compared with the real Dahunpao.