Monday, January 10, 2011

Blow your blackjack winnings on a $5,000 burger in Vegas

Posted By on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 9:35 AM

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The FleurBurger 5000 will run you five at Fleur in Las Vegas. That's $5,000.

The Wall Street Journal
reports that the newly opened restaurant of chef Hubert Keller has one of the world's most expensive burgers on its menu. The burger is fairly decadent, but it's the extras that cause your tab to skyrocket.

The burger is a kobe-beef patty topped with foie gras and black truffles. The sauce is made with those same truffles. That would be a pricey burger -- something in the hundreds, maybe -- but a long way away from $5K. The Journal explains how the check gets ridiculous:

OK, it's not just about the burger. It's also about what you pair with it, beverage-wise. At Fleur, the five-grand burger comes with a bottle of Petrus (the 1995 vintage, to be exact, dubbed by Wine Spectator magazine as "a genie in the bottle"). And don't forget the stemware, either: Diners get a pair of Ichendorf Brunello glasses, imported from Italy (and the glasses are shipped to their home, post-feast).
This is essentially an extraordinarily expensive combo meal with take-home glasses (collect the whole set!). The good news: Fries don't seem to be extra. But I bet there's a heck of an up-charge if you want to supersize it.

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