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The world’s most expensive food and drink

You are what you eat, so why not eat the very best? From a diamond-eyed chocolate bunny to a water bottle made from 24-karat gold, these pricey delicacies put their conventional counterparts to shame.

What’s the most you would pay for a bottle of water? $3? $10? How about US$60,000? Here’s our list of the most expensive and indulgent food and drink items on the planet.

Fancy foods

VeryFirstTo Chocolate Easter Bunny: US$49,000

In 2015, VeryFirstTo came out with the world’s most extravagant Easter bunny. Hand-carved by award-winning Chocolatier and International Pastry Consultant Martin Chiffers, the life-sized bunny was made from 75% Tanzania origin chocolate, weighed five kilograms, packed a whopping 548,000 calories, and had two solitaire diamonds as its eyes.

VeryFirstTo Chocolate Easter Bunny

Frida’s Taco: US$26,500

Available exclusively at Frida’s restaurant in the five-star Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort in Mexico, this taco is a long way from anything you’d ever find at Taco Bell. Nestled in the gold flake-infused corn tortilla is Kobe beef, lobster, Almas beluga caviar (the most expensive caviar in the world) and black truffle brie cheese – and it’s all topped with more gold flakes, of course.

Frida’s Taco

Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence Dessert: US$14,000

Drawing inspiration from a centuries-old fishing practice seen along the coastlines of Sri Lanka, this delectable gold-leaf dessert from Fortress Resort and Spa, Sri Lanka is made from fruit-infused Irish cream, Dom Pérignon and chocolate carved into the shape of a local stilt fisherman. It’s then embellished with an 80-carat aquamarine gemstone.

Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence Dessert

Fleurburger: US$5,000

The kitchen of Fleur – the restaurant of Chef Hubert Keller in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas – serves the most expensive burger on Earth. It comes on a brioche truffle bun and is filled with premium Wagyu beef, foie gras, truffle sauce and sliced black truffles (which cost US$1,500 per pound). To wash it down, the burger comes with a bottle of vintage 1995 Chateau Petrus worth US$2,500, and a side of fries.


White Truffle and Gold Pizza: US$2,000

Cooked to golden perfection (literally) in the wood-fired ovens of New York’s Industry Kitchen, this extravagant pizza will set you back US$250 per slice (about US$50 per bite). A thin crust made from black squid ink dough is topped with white Stilton, foie gras, French truffles and Osetra caviar from the Caspian Sea. To finish it off, it’s sprinkled with 24-karat gold flakes and edible flower petals. Just remember to give 48 hours’ notice before ordering.


Decadent drinks

La Ley Del Diamante Tequila: US$3.5 million

It’s only fitting that the world’s most expensive tequila comes in a bottle made from two kilograms of the world’s most expensive metal. This US$3.5 million platinum bottle of Hacienda la Capilla tequila is a masterpiece inside and out. Lavishly named La Ley del Diamante (translation: the Law of the Diamond), it contains 4,100 35-carat white diamonds – so be careful when you swallow.

La Ley Del Diamante Tequila

The Macallan M Imperiale: US$628,000

Seventeen craftsman spent more than 50 hours creating this six-litre Lalique crystal decanter, which is filled with top-notch whisky. Of the four bottles created, only two were made available to the public. One of them was sold to an anonymous bidder at a 2014 Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong for the whopping price of US$628,000, smashing a Guinness World Record for being the most expensive whisky sold at auction.

The Macallan M Imperiale

Armand De Brignac Midas, US$165,000

Weighing in 100 pounds and sitting at four feet tall, the world’s largest luxury bottle of Champagne is equivalent in size to 40 regular-sized bottles. And – as its name suggests – it’s covered in gold. It was handcrafted by eight expert artisans and, in 2011, ‘King of Champagne’ Don Johnson parted with US$165,000 for a bottle of it in a London nightclub, breaking the world record for the most expensive bottle of Champagne ever sold.

Armand De Brignac Midas

If a sweeter bubbly is more to your taste though, the Armand De Brignac Rosé Midas – the largest bottle of Rosé ever produced – is even more expensive, retailing for US$275,000 at Hakkasan Restaurant in Las Vegas.

Acqua Di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani: US$57,565

The world’s most expensive bottle of water is handmade from 24-karat gold and was released as a tribute to Italian artist Amedeo Clemente Modigliani. It’s a mix of natural spring water from Fiji and France and glacier water from Iceland, and each bottle is sprinkled with 5mg of 23-karat gold dust.

Acqua Di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani

Diamonds Are Forever Martini: US$18,000

A mix of chilled Grey Goose vodka with a twist of lime, the Diamonds Are Forever Martini might at first seem like any other – except that it’s garnished with a 1-carat diamond.

Diamonds Are Forever Martini

It’s available at The Lobby Lounge and Bar on the 45th floor of The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, and is delivered to your table while a rendition of Shirley Bassey’s Diamonds are Forever is played by a live band.

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