With wild disregard for the "pizza principle," Nino's Pizzeria in New York City has crafted a pricey new pie that may as well be called "The One Percenter."
Priced at $1,000, the Bellisima Pizza features $820 worth of six different types of caviar. The remaining $180 covers the costs of the rest of the pie, and of course, the Maine lobster that they sprinkle on top. No. Big. Deal.
You see, Owner Nino Selimaj-- who says he started off as a dishwasher in 1958-- caters to some classy clientele at his five New York City restaurants. According to his site, recent guests have included, "Hilary Duff, Carol Burnett, Tony Bennett, Clint Eastwood, Angela Lansbury, Regis Philbin, Chelsea Clinton, and members of “The Sopranos”….James Gandolfini, Tony Sirico, Vince Pastore and Dominic Chianese."
Now, you would think Nino's pizza would have to be the world's most expensive pizza, right? Wrong.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it's a Gordon Ramsey restaurant in London that takes the crown:
The most expensive pizza, commercially available, is a thin-crust, wood fire-baked pizza topped with onion puree, white truffle paste, fontina cheese, baby mozzarella, pancetta, cep mushrooms, freshly picked wild mizuna lettuce and garnished with fresh shavings of a rare Italian white truffle, itself worth £1,400 (then $2,500) per 1 kg (2 lb 3 oz). Depending upon the amount of truffles available each season, the pizza is regularly sold at £100 (then $178) each to customers of Gordon Ramsey's Maze restaurant, London, UK.
This is unacceptable, of course. New York, not London-- also NOT Chicago-- is the pizza capital of the world. We must have the world's most expensive pizza. It's a matter of pride. It's your move Nino. Maybe add some gold flakes? Soak it in a nice 18-year scotch? The sky's the limit.
Meanwhile, at least we have the world's most expensive burger.
Thu, 21 Jun 2012 18:59 EEST - Huffington Post
Caviar Pizza In NYC Costs $1,000