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The $1000 Pizza, Nino's Bellissima Pizza, New York City
Apparently New Yorkers have an expensive appetite! Following hot on the heels of the DB Bistro Moderne's $99 Burger , comes a $1000 Pizza from Nino's Bellissima Pizza. Yes. 1 Pizza. $1000. Hard to believe? Well apparently this pizza contains such expensive things as creme fraiche, caviar, lobster, and a little wasabi. As for sales so far, celebrity ex-cop Bo Dietl has already had one.
[Update 17 Mar 07 - Thanks Adam for the corrections!]

From: http://wcbstv.com/topstories/local_story_073150337.html (Story)
http://nymag.com/daily/food/2007/03/1000_pizza_brilliant_or_just_a.html?gs-index (Pictures)

Forget traditional cheese and pizza sauce, the record-priced pie will be topped with creme fraiche, chives, eight ounces of four different kinds of Petrossian caviar, four ounces of thinly sliced Maine lobster tail, salmon roe, and a little bit of spice with wasabi.

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Nino Selimaj represents for the American way of life.
(Photo: Everett Bogue, Source: http://nymag.com)


The $1000 Pizza
(Photo: Everett Bogue, Source: http://nymag.com)

And unlike your typical pizza, this one won't be cooked, after all, that would spoil the fish. The 12-inch pie is sliced into four pieces, which comes to $250 per slice.

"Let them say I'm crazy," Selimaj says. "But I believe in this product, and it's gonna sell!"

So who's gonna buy this pie? Selimaj is betting Wall Street business types.

"My luxury pizza will become as famous as a night at the Waldorf Astoria. When Mr. Chow's introduced upscale Asian Cuisine several years ago, people couldn't imagine paying hundreds of dollars for Chinese food. Now upscale Asian cuisine is as common as New York hotdogs. Upscale Pizza will be next," Selimaj said.

The previous international record for pizza found on a menu was $193 at Gordon Ramsey's Maze restaurant in London.


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The $1000 Pizza, DB Bistro Moderne, New York City
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 16 2007 @ 11:25 AM EDT
I'll take two with extra cheese and pepperoni.

-mm
The $1000 Pizza, Nino's Bellissima Pizza, New York City
Authored by: Billy on Friday, March 16 2007 @ 04:52 PM EDT
Damn Dave, that competitive eating circuit had more cash in it than I thought! ;)