The affluent can enjoy anything in today's world, including a $1,000 omelette. A luxurious hotel in New York is serving up the Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata, a meal that consists mostly of sevruga caviar and an entire lobster.
Next time you visit New York City, be sure to head on over to the Le Parker Meridien on uptown’s 56th street. Not only does the hotel provide lavish surroundings, but its restaurant, Norma’s, also has an expensive menu composed of some of the finest ingredients.
One of its dishes is making the news. It’s called the Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata and it costs $1,000. It has been named as the world’s most expensive omelette because it is made with six eggs, 10 ounces of exclusive sefruga caviar (it costs the restaurant $65 per ounce), an entire lobster, cream and chives.
If you’re not in the mood of forking over $1,000, you can enjoy a smaller version that costs $100.
Next to the selection on the menu, there is a little blurb that states, “Norma dares you to expense this.”
Le Parker Meridien’s restaurant has been serving this frittata for years, though, and is now starting to make the rounds again.
“Since we knew it was going to be a very expensive dish, we decided to have some fun with it. It’s not just a gimmick, though. It tastes good,” said the restaurant’s general manager at the time, reports the Most Expensive Journal.
Other restaurants have attempted to serve up some of the world’s most expensive omelettes. Bosidale, a London restaurant, offered its customers a $140 (£90) omelette that included gulls’ eggs, lobster, crab and truffles.
“It's a lot of money for an omelette. But our diners will feel it's money well spent when they taste it,” said Chef Neil Churchill in an interview with the UK Mirror. “We get lots of City workers here and if they're in a good mood it will be a nice way to celebrate.”