5/25/2012 09:48:00 AM

Serendipity 3 Launches $295 Burger With Gold-Encrusted Toothpick

Never one to shy away from a publicity stunt, Serendipity 3 has launched a new burger just in time for national hamburger month. Dubbed Le Burger Extravagant, the East Side restaurant notes that this burger has been picked up by the Guiness Book of World Records as the most expensive in the world. Hey, is it that easy to get into the book? In that case, we'll make you a $500 burger if you come over our apartment. The George Foreman Grill = very fancy.

We digress. How to justify charging $300 for a burger? Lots of adjectives! We'll let them explain this one: 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 cheesemaker 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 Paramout 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."

Whew! If that isn't enough, the meal also comes with a solid-gold, diamond-encrusted toothpick. The burger is so extravagant that you have to order it 48 hours in advance. Serendipity hasn't gone totally bonkers though - they are selling this thing for a good cause, with the proceeds going to the Bowery Mission. What do you think, could this possibly be worth it?


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