With Valentine's Day coming up you know you need to go somewhere fancy. Now, where is fancier than a place with gold food? Nowhere. The answer is nowhere.
Yes, you heard correctly, folks. Dishes containing gold are available in several places around the world including Japan and New York.
For example, Industry Kitchen in New York has a pizza for $2,000. Thrillist reported that the pizza's price tag stems from its pricey ingredients, one of which is gold. "After the squid ink dough rests for 48 hours (which is how far in advance you'll need to order the pie), it gets stretched and topped with Stilton cheese, 24-karat gold leaves, caviar, truffles, and foie gras," they wrote.
The Manila Social Club in Brooklyn offers a donut that costs $100 a pop. As reported by Forbes, chef Björn Delacruz pours a lot of time, dedication, and expensive ingredients into his creations. Depending on how many orders he receives on Thursdays, he makes his donuts early on Fridays. He uses the same dough as eclairs, though Delacruz's donuts are made with ube flour (flour made from purple yams and often used for desserts). He then pipes hundreds of donuts, fries them, and fills them with ube mousse. Before he calls it a day, the donuts are then dusted with a 24 karat gold leaf.
(Don't worry, these are going down in price.)
Hakuichi in Japan is a company that offers people ice cream cones draped with one sheet of edible gold. Conde Nast Traveler reported that the limited edition ice cream cone has only been adding to the tourist attraction of the city Kanazawa.
The big catch? These guys are only $9.50... they are in Japan, though.
There are lots of other gold dishes available, such as the $1,000 bagel at the Westin New York hotel made "with Alba white truffle cream cheese, goji berry-infused Riesling jelly, and gold leaf flakes," as reported by Business Insider. There are also grilled cheese sandwiches with Caciocavallo cheese and gold flakes that go for over $200 a pop.
So, there you have it. If you were wondering how to impress your significant other on Valentine's Day, dropping $2,000 on a pizza makes you look pretty cool...