After over a year of being forced inside, forced to socially distance, unable to attend movies or concerts or sporting events, or even go out to a bar or a restaurant with friends, we all got a little stir crazy. Thankfully, with multiple vaccines rolling out and the numbers starting to subside, just in time for summer, the world is starting to open up again. People are heading back to the movies, bands are performing at stadiums, and ballparks are welcoming fans again. We’re all so excited to be back out and about, we’re willing to do just about anything just to have a little fun.
But does that include paying thousands of dollars for a hamburger?
Obviously, not many of us will have that opportunity, let alone be able to take it, but if ever there was a time for a restaurant to unveil the world’s most expensive burger, it’s after 16 months of a pandemic! Whether that makes a hamburger worth nearly $6000 dollars is between you and your god, but that had better be one delicious hamburger, post-pandemic or not!
That’s the cost of “The Golden Boy” hamburger, created by Chef Robbert Jan de Veen of De Daltons diner in Voorthuizen, Netherlands. Why is it so expensive? According to the diner’s website, it’s because of the ingredients, which include Beluga caviar, king crab, Spanish Paleta Iberico, white truffle, and English cheddar cheese. The accompanying barbeque sauce is made with Kopi Luwak, one of the costliest coffee beans in the world, and the bun is made with Dom Pérignon champagne dough and topped with a gold leaf.
Here’s a look at the burger via a post on Instagram, which gives off major “mad scientist” vibes:
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If that looks appealing to you, I have some bad news. The burger, the creation of which the chef says was borne from depression, was sold to Netherlands-based business conglomerate Remia International and eaten by Rober Willemse, chairman of the Royal Dutch Food and Beverage Association, the payment for which Chef Veen donated to an NGO.