If you believe in living life king size then there was but one place for you to be the previous Xmas eve. Cooked by British chef Ben Spalding , the meal contained the best of everything. This meant a $3,200 bottle of Diva vodka followed by a bottle of Piper Heidsieck 1907 Champagne worth nearly $60,000. The champagne came from the pre-world war I era and that is sufficient proof for me with regards to its worth.
Included on the menu were a lot more ‘most expensive’ and ‘rare’ items including the worlds most expensive fish eggs (Almas caviar) , the worlds most expensive melon (from China worth $4000), saffron and an entire white truffle. For the main course comes wrapped in about $10,000 worth of gold leaf a Wagyu beef heart and fillet with about $8000 worth of pistachios along with dodine of a rare breed turkey.
Since Chef Spalding is a fan of coffee based desserts, the Amedi premium chocolate comes with the rarest of coffee (the Kopi Luwak) erved on a gold Ugandan vanilla plate. For those who preferred fruit, there was also to be a rare Japanese Densuke watermelon. This rare watermelon is a seedless one and grows only on the island of Hokkaido in Japan in the world.
The dinner was for a group of not more than four and sold at an auction on veryfirstto.com. And to ensure that you dined in comfort, the team of Chef Spalding (along with the head chef) would have come to your own home to cook this dinner for you. Eighty percent of the proceeds were donated to a charity of the Chef’s choice.
The meal was successfully auctioned for $203,000.