As wealth continues to flow from the developed economies of the west to the developing economies of the east, we get to feature more and more stories of luxuries in the nations of India and China. This particular one comes from the ancient land of Hindustan (India). High end hotels, in a bid to cater to exclusive clientele are coming up with special themes. The Lalit Ashok in Bangalore (the silicon valley of India) for instance has a char fired lobster with 24-carat gold on its menu. While the item does require advance notice for the hotel (and at $500 – for the pocket too) ; the price is certainly affordable for the nouveau rich of India.
The gold lobster consists of a lobster that has been coated with melted slivers of real 24 karat gold and sugar.