The $666 Douche Burger
At $666 a pop, I do not think that the 666 Douche Burger will be a popular lunch menu item for the masses anytime soon. Containing lobster, caviar, truffles, and a beef patty, it truly is a gourmet's delight, but it is the gold leaf that justifies the price. The pure, beef patty in every Douche Burger is wrapped in six sheets of gold leaf. What did you just say? You really want to try one of these Douche Burgers? Well, OK, but you will have to travel to New York City to get one.
- The Gourmand behind the Gourmet Douche Burger.
- Serendipity 3 Launches $295 Burger With Gold-Encrusted Toothpick.
- Las Vegas Delight, The FleurBurger 5000.
- So is anyone actually buying the 666 Douche Burger?
The Gourmand behind the Gourmet Douche Burger.
Franz Aliquo, the owner of the 666 Food Truck in New York City revealed the $666 Douche Burger about two weeks ago. Aliquo's gourmand Douche Burger was either ridiculously blithe or a genius marketing ploy. Either way, most food marketing experts agree, it one of the world's most expensive hamburger. Aliquo's told reporters from Time that is was his girlfriend who dreamed up the idea for the $666 Douche Burger. As he explained it to the reporter, “We took the most offensive pieces from other famous burgers and just took it up a level. I mean, what’s the point of putting gold flakes on your food? It doesn’t add to the flavor, it’s just to be able to say you ate gold flakes. So screw it, we’re going to wrap the whole patty in gold and make people eat that.” To top it off, they decided to wrap their $666 Douche Burger in three $100 bills. That is like getting a $300 instant refund, but what do you do with three greasy $100 bills?
So what were those other pricey Douche Burgers that inspired them?
Serendipity 3 Launches $295 Burger With Gold-Encrusted Toothpick.
Serendipity 3, on New York's East Side, launched its $295 Douche Burger back in May as a publicity stunt to kick off the start of the National Hamburger Month—May is National Hamburger Month. Dubbed Le Burger Extravagant, Serendipity 3's Douche Burger was considered so special that it was picked up by the Guiness Book of World Records as the most expensive in the world, and it was until Franz Aliquo unveiled his $666 Douche Burger well worth Burger. In case you are wondering why Franz Aliquo decided upon 666 instead of 665 or even 669, you can get the 666 with a Pentagram on the bun if that is your thing.
What do you get for your 295 dollars? The burger is a "mix of Japanese Waygu beef infused with 10-herb white truffle butter, seasoned with Salish Alderwood smoked Pacific sea salt, topped with cheddar cheese - hand-formed by the famous cheese-maker James Montgomery in Somerset, England, and cave-aged for 18 months - shaved black truffles, a fried quail egg and served on a white truffle-buttered Campagna Roll, which is topped with a blini, creme fraiche, and Paramount Caviar's exclusive Kaluga caviar - a beautiful golden caviar with a buttery, nutty taste and large pearls from the Huso Dauricus farm raised in Quzhou, China." if that is not enough to convince you that it is a Douche Burger well worth $295, each burger comes with a diamond-encrusted, solid-gold toothpick. If you want to try one of these Douche Burgers, you will have to order it 48-hours in advance. Order one and you will be helping out a worthy cause because the proceeds are all going to help the Bowery Mission.
Las Vegas Delight, The FleurBurger 5000.
The FleurBurger 5000 actually costs $5,000. could any hamburger be so special to make it worth $5,000? Well, there is a Kobe beef “patty” (more like a mountain of ground primo cow flesh), topped with foie gras and black truffles, and a “special sauce,” which is made with – no surprise – more truffles. But it is the extra that come with the FleurBurger 5000 that begins to justify the price. At Fleur, the five-grand burger comes with a bottle of Petrus (the 1995 vintage, to be exact, dubbed by Wine Spectator magazine as “a genie in the bottle”). And don’t forget the stemware, either: Diners get a pair of Ichendorf Brunello glasses, imported from Italy (and the glasses are shipped to their home, post-feast). Does all that come even close to the $5,000 you will pay for a FleurBurger5000? No! If you want to do the math, the Petrus goes for about $2,500 a bottle and Ichendorf glasses can generally be found for about $75 a pair. As for the actual grub, figure a max of about $50 for the Kobe beef (Sam’s Club sells it for even less, $25 for the foie gras and $300 for the winter truffles. That puts our burger at about $3,000 in real “value”. Well...remember that you are in Las Vegas.
So is anyone actually buying the 666 Douche Burger?
Franz Aliquo admits to having only one paying customer, at least that was as of the last reports that I read before writing this. Perhaps he need to join Serendipity 3 in donating the money to a worth cause, there would be plenty for him to choose from.