I’ll be the first one to admit that there is nothing quite like a great burger, and I’ll throw in a little extra money if it is truly phenomenal. When it comes to spending more than $5000 for a burger, however, my wallet would not open up very easily.
When the call went out to create the most expensive burger ever sold, a restaurant owner named Robbert Jan de Veen answered the call and got inspired. He admitted that the most difficult part of the project was trying to figure out how to make the burger lavish enough to be sold for such a high price.
According to a report in the Esquire Middle East, the owner of restaurant De Daltons said he was feeling bad about the suffering that people were going through and how the restaurant industry had suffered along with them. That is when he got inspired to create the world’s most expensive hamburger and the money he made from it would be donated to charity.
After the burger was created, it sold for $5964. The chairman of the Royal Dutch Food and Beverage Association, Rober Wilemse, is the one who was the recipient of the burger. He said that the flavors were intense and the ingredients complimented each other nicely.
De Daltons shared photos of the burger on Instagram and it looks spectacular.
Prior to this burger being created, the most expensive hamburger that was ever sold was created in Oregon in 2011 and fetched $4971. Although the Guinness World Record is still pointing to the burger from Oregon, Veen is confident that he will overtake it.
It’s one thing to sell a hamburger for more than $5000 but quite another to create a hamburger that is worth the price. In order to boost the worth of the burger, he made it out of Japanese wagyu beef, Alaskan king crab, beluga caviar, and white truffle. There is also the amount of time that he put into creating “The Golden Boy,” as it took him about nine hours to make.
The burger itself was quite a luxury, but they did point out that it was still created to be eaten with your hands. Wilemse said it was the only way to eat it and since the bun was “covered in gold leaf,” your fingers would be golden by the time you were done.SKM: below-content placeholder