Treat Your Self With These Insane Delish Deluxe Dishes
Sometimes you want to save as much money as possible on the food you buy. It’s a great way to keep your budget in check. But at other times, it can feel fantastic to treat yourself and make a truly delightful dish that rewards the taste buds. If you are tired of the bland meals through the week, it sounds like you could be in the market for something a little more special and unique. We’re certainly not opposed to lavishing in luxury on occasion in this area of the web, as you can see from previous posts.
So, let’s think about some of the dishes you can buy and perhaps prepare yourself that will give you the unique, tasty, expensive flavors that you’ve been craving. While some of these might feel luxurious, you’ll be pleased to know that not all of them come with a massive price tag. Though, it wouldn’t be surprising if they did.
Just for fun, try and guess the most expensive dessert you can buy at a restaurant. Do you have a number in mind? You’re probably not even close because a hotel in England aimed to set the world record with a dish costing over thirty grand and that was for one sitting. Now, this dish did include four different types of Belgian chocolate, champagne jelly, caviar and it needs to be prepared two weeks in advance, but we’re still not sure how anything edible could be that expensive.
Don’t worry, when we suggest you treat yourself to some delightful dishes, we’re certainly not going to go that far. These dishes, while expensive are certainly affordable for the average homeowner looking for the occasional luxury.
The Most Expensive Chocolate Treat In The World
If you’re not interested in the main dishes, you might want to go straight for dessert and boy do we have a treat for you. If you’re willing to pay for it that is because the most expensive chocolate truffle in the world will cost you a record-setting two-hundred-and-fifty dollars. Is it worth the cost? We don’t know, we’ve never tried one but how cool would it be to get this next time you get a treat off your partner rather than the typical bouquet of flowers or basic box of chocolates.
They certainly look the part too with a golden symbol on the outside of the truffle. Made of ganache, dark chocolate, and pirigin truffle, these chocolate delights have certainly been made by Fritz Knipschildt with love and care as you can see on www.chocopologie.com. Will they be worth the price you’ll have to pay? Well, at the very least being able to say that you’ve eaten the most expensive truffle ever made will certainly give you bragging rights. We don’t think they’ll give you a refund if you don’t like it though.
Kobe Beef is legendary, and if you are a meat lover, you should definitely try it at least once in your life. Made in Japan, Kobe beef has even appeared in pop culture due to its luxury status. Indeed, a famous episode of the hit TV show Malcolm in the Middle saw the father exaggerate about how difficult it is to get your hands on it. It’s not actually that difficult, it’s just expensive. You’re looking at close to a thousand for a few slabs that you can buy online, but goodness is it worth it. Kobe beef is prepared to insane standards, and the cows are actually massaged daily to keep the meat tender. It also has a signature look and seems almost marbleized, perhaps due to the fact that they eat a diet more expensive than you or I of luxury beer and grain. Whatever they do it works because anyone who has tasted kobe beef will never stop talking about how great it actually is. Again, this meat is available online so if you want to treat yourself and your partner to a luxury steak night, investing in this meat is certainly a step in the right direction.
If you do pay all that money, we strongly recommend you look online for the company’s guide on how to prepare this beef. After all, this isn’t your typical slab of meat, and you don’t want to ruin it by over or undercooking it.
Caviar goes with wealth like honey and wine. In the past, caviar was a dish that was exclusive to the upper class and the ridiculously rich. In a way, this is still true, particularly if you want to get your hands on the rarest form of caviar. One of the most rarest, tastiest and expensive forms of caviar is the Almas Caviar. Made by an Albino Sturgeon, the caviar is sought after in upper-class social groups and takes years to mature. The good news is that it’s not as expensive as some of the other options on this list. If you want this caviar, expect to pay between five hundred and one thousand.
On the other hand, if you’ve never tasted caviar before, there’s no need to jump right into the deep end. There are plenty of places online where you can purchase more typical caviar that still has an irresistible flavor and an incredible appeal. It’s also affordable, and American caviar from sites like www.citarella.com is just forty-five dollars. If you want a more exotic selection, you will, however, need to serve up a little more cash.
What’s the best way to serve caviar? Caviar can be added to a host of different dishes. But the best way to serve is with simple small pieces of lightly toasted bread. The caviar must be prepared to perfection as well. Store it in the fridge but then leave it at room temperature. Finally, pop it in a serving dish surrounded by ice to keep it evenly chilled. If you’re having a dinner party and you’re desperate to impress your guests, this is the dish you need.
Bird’s Nest Soup
This is one of the most expensive products made by animals on the market. It’s not particularly pleasant to think about. Bird’s nest soup is actually made of the hardened saliva of swift birds and is a delicacy, in Hong Kong. If you’re heading over there on holiday, you’ll find it isn’t that expensive. However, imports into the USA certainly are. That said, many people love the idea of dining on this dish due to the supposed benefits it will bring. According to fans of the food, the dish has a positive impact on your natural beauty, causing your skin to glow. It is also believed to help the healing process.
Love For Lobster
Lobster is one of the most popular seafood dishes around and certainly one of the most expensive. If you’re a fan of lobster, you probably love the subtle yet distinct taste. If you’ve never tried it, it’s well worth a short, though perhaps best left to a professional in a restaurant. If you don’t prepare a lobster carefully, you could lead a particular gland in that will destroy the whole taste of the dish. Lobsters are best served with melted butter after being boiled to preserve the taste. You can find out more about serving lobster on www.bbcgoodfood.com.
You may have noticed that dishes that are more expensive than they should be tend to have little pieces of lobster cut up and added to them. But this will never be the same as eating one whole or even enjoying a juicy lobster tail.
The World Is Your Oyster
There’s a reason why this phrase is so popular. Oysters are downright delicious and dare we say luxurious. Another type of seafood best served with minimum preparation to ensure the flavor is preserved oysters are ideally prepared with some lemon. Though, they can also be a complimentary extra on a much larger dish. Personally, we think that oysters are strong enough to stand on their own and let’s not forget they are also, supposedly, an aphrodisiac. You can read more about that on www.organicauthority.com.
Add A Little Saffron
Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world. Actually, scratch that. It IS the most expensive spice in the world, and we’d struggle to tell you why. While it does have a rather pretty color, it also has an incredibly subtle flavor which means whatever you use it with shouldn’t be overpowering. That doesn’t stop it being favored in a number of luxury dishes. So, if you want to add a touch more flavor and a few extra dollars to your next meal consider investing in this spice.
Are you ready to treat yourself with some of these delightful dishes and ingredients? We think that if you do, you might just get a taste for the more luxurious foods. Be careful though because eating some of these meals regularly would certainly burn away your budget rather quickly. Still, as a tasty occasional treat they come highly recommended, and some are the perfect options for special occasions or indeed a rare luxury. If you’ve had a long week, see if your supermarket sells Kobe beef. As a steak lover, you definitely won’t regret it.