Bling Burgers – The priciest beef of them all

What’s the most you’ll pay for a burger? R50? R70? R100? How about R1200? Holy cow you say? Well, not really. Some people will eat and pay anything to impress others and it was only a matter of time before top chefs turned America’s favourite junk food into gourmet creations with price tags that could feed a small country. Let’s take a look at the top five most expensive burgers in the world:

db Bling Burgers – The priciest beef of them allThe DB Royale – $120 / R720

This awesome burger can be found at DB Bistro Moderne in New York City and the Daniel Boulud Brasserie in Las Vegas. The succulent Royale patty is made from ground beef and stuffed with red wine-braised short ribs, foie gras, a mix of root vegetables, and preserved black truffles. They use a homemade roasted Parmesan and poppy seed bun to keep everything together and also add a little bit of fresh horseradish, oven roasted tomato confit, fresh tomato, red onions, and frisee lettuce to finish it off.

theburger Bling Burgers – The priciest beef of them allTHE Burger – $200 / R1200

Perhaps an unlikely placed to find a gourmet burger, Burger King has created one to rival all up-scale restaurants. You can only get your hands on one when you visit the West London branch in England and it is made with some pretty decadent ingredients. The fine ingredients of what is called simply ‘The Burger’ include Wagyu beef, white truffles, Pata Negra ham slices, Cristal onion straws, Modena balsamic vinegar, lambs lettuce, pink Himalayan rock salt, organic white wine and shallot infused mayonnaise in an Iranian saffron and white truffle dusted bun. Another cool thing about THE Burger is that proceeds for this special patty benefit the Help A London Child charity.

bigburger Bling Burgers – The priciest beef of them all Absolutely Ridiculous Burger – $499 / R2300

Talk about OTT! Until now it’s not even clear why visitors to Mallie’s Sports Bar in Southgate, Michigan assumed that the burgers are still healthy. This burger is made of about 75 pounds / 34.02 kilograms of beef and if you want to order it you must phone them 72 hours in advance. You may bring a maximum of 30 people to eat this hilarious piece of beef. 30 people? In other words each person must eat more than 1 kg of meat. Considering the fact that it works out to about $17 per person, it’s probably not the most expensive, but it’s just too ridiculous to leave out.

cobe Bling Burgers – The priciest beef of them allKobe Beef and Maine Lobster Burger – $777 / R4700

This burger is the up-scale version of fast-food surf-and-turf and the only place where you can satisfy the appetite of a princess is at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The burger is topped with caramelized onions, imported Brie, crispy prosciutto, and 100-year aged balsamic vinegar. (WTF) It is served with a bottle of Rose Dom Perignon champagne which makes it a combination that is irresistibly sinful.

fleurs Bling Burgers – The priciest beef of them allFleur Burger 5000 – $5000 / R30 000

Fleur de Lys, located at the Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino created the world’s most  decadent and expensive burger. Chef Hubert Keller dares you to indulge in this mouthwatering creation and to prove/brag that you’ve ate a $5000 burger, he will mail a certificate to your home. Now what could possibly be in a burger that would amount to such a price? Well, first of all, it is made of Kobe Beef, foie gras, and black truffles. Then it is placed on a brioche truffle bun topped with Keller’s special truffle sauce. It’s all served with a bottle of  1990 Chateau Petrus and imported Ichendork Brunello stemware, which you are welcomed to keep.