Fine dining typically means splurging a little for high-quality meat or fresh seafood. But what if money were truly no object?
Restaurant owners and chefs around the world create original dining experiences for those who want unique experiences. You know, like spending over $10,000 on a pizza or $1,000 on an ice cream sundae.
Masa — New York Dinner menu: $595 Plan to set aside two hours for the nearly $600 sushi eating experience at Masa in New York. That price does not include tax and drinks. You will save on gratuity, though, as tips are not accepted. Although the menu changes regularly, expect to be served only the finest Japanese cuisine, carefully crafted by chef Masayoshi Takayama. Dining at Masa is a little different than ordering sushi as a midnight snack, but spicy tuna roll is one of the most popular late-night takeout orders around the country, a GOBankingRates study found.
Ultraviolet –Shanghai Prix fixe menu: $872.89 Would you like a multi-sensory dining experience? How about a dinner that dazzles more than your taste buds? French chef Paul Pairet designed the concept in 2012. This 20-course meal comes with theme music for every course, as well as light shows. All guests at the table are served the same food at the same time. Make a visit to Ultraviolet part of your life-changing trip to China — it will be worth the cost.
Serendipity 3 — New York Golden Opulence Sundae: $1,000 If you have $1,000 to spend and are curious about what a four-figure dessert tastes like, head to Serendipity 3 in New York. How can a sundae be more than a few bucks? In this dish, Tahitian vanilla ice cream made with Madagascar vanilla bean is covered in 24-karat gold leaf, specialty chocolates, Parisian candied fruits, truffles, caviar, and more. A sundae of this magnitude isn’t served in a simple glass dish, but rather a Baccarat crystal bowl that you can take home as a souvenir. Don’t forget to pre-order this decadent treat at least 48 hours in advance.