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