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$1000 pizza

enbell Mar 16, 2007 09:39 AM

Hi, I searched the site but nothing came up. I heard about a caviar pizza in NY and was wondering if anyone has tried it or plans to. I'm sure there's a discussion out there. Sorry to bother you, but could you direct me? Thanks :)

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    Lucia RE: enbell Mar 16, 2007 11:00 AM

    I haven't seen it on this board, but there was a taste test on NYMag's restaurant blog this week.

    1. MagnumWino RE: enbell Mar 16, 2007 12:30 PM

      I saw it on CNN yesterday. It is loaded with caviar and does go for $1,000 a pizza. It looked good enough, but I'd have to do some serious soul-searching to plunk down that much money for a pie, (if I had it to plunk down). Bo Dietle was the lucky one to be able to try a slice on camera.

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        cimui RE: enbell Mar 16, 2007 12:58 PM

        Here ya go:


        There's a video there with instructions of sorts if you feel like re-creating at home.

        1. DoctortedNYC RE: enbell Mar 16, 2007 02:18 PM

          NY Mag taste test says its a glorified bagel, lox and a schmear...

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            brownie12 RE: enbell Mar 16, 2007 03:37 PM

            never had it, but it looks cheap and unsophisticated. if i were to shell out 1k for a pizza, i'd like it to look at least somewhat appealing.

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              Moz RE: enbell Mar 16, 2007 03:58 PM

              I frankly find it somewhat distasteful.....if you will excuse the pun.

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                cimui RE: Moz Mar 16, 2007 04:23 PM

                I agree: really, the concoction just sounded foul to me.

              2. Brian S RE: enbell Mar 16, 2007 04:29 PM

                I don't think Nino's restaurants are highly regarded on this board. I assume it's a publicity stunt. Hey, he should price it at a million dollars and if he sold just one he could retire.

                There are people on this board who would pay a thousand dollars for a DiFara's pizza if that were the only way they could get it, and consider it money well spent.

                1. Pablo RE: enbell Mar 16, 2007 04:34 PM

                  "A twelve inch pie, 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."

                  What a waste of good caviar!!

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                    Foodboy RE: enbell Mar 17, 2007 07:02 AM

                    I happened to see Nino with his silly $1000 pizza on the Today Show a few days ago. It looked awful, and when Matt Lauer and Al Roker tasted it, their facial reactions were less than positive. They were being very polite by not saying anything while they tasted the limp-looking mess. I think Matt Lauer said it was "interesting." Let's face it, the whole notion of cavier on top of lobster on top of creme fraiche on top of who-knows-what is just gross. Why don't they just pour a bottle of Dom Perignon all over it and get it over with?

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                      small h RE: Foodboy Mar 17, 2007 07:29 AM

                      Or you could just eat a thousand dollar bill.

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                        flourgirl RE: Foodboy Mar 17, 2007 07:32 AM

                        That's hilarious.

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                        elyseNY RE: enbell Mar 17, 2007 07:58 AM

                        I agree with Brian S. If I want to spend $1000 on amazing caviar, which is unlikely but not totally improbable depending on the occasion, I would just buy the caviar. Since the ban was lifted earlier this year, prices are anticipated to drastically drop by August, so I am wondering if it is soon to be the $459.99 pizza...

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                          Paul Maipork RE: enbell Mar 17, 2007 08:43 AM

                          The morning show and this joker deserve each other. I loved watching this. I wish more news stories ended with the reporters having to put the content in their mouths.

                          Who is interested/surprised/impressed by a joker who makes a $1000 pizza to make a $1000 pizza- what's next, a $10,000 pizza?

                          The appropriate presentation of all those ingredients is in a toilet.

                          1. csw RE: enbell Mar 17, 2007 08:57 AM

                            Sounds like a train wreck pizza. A big ol' blini topped with caviar. Gee, why dont they just up it and stuff some truffles in the crust.

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                              jza1218 RE: csw Mar 17, 2007 02:50 PM

                              A truffle-laden crust actually sounds good though...

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                                mrnyc RE: jza1218 Mar 18, 2007 10:40 AM

                                nino can't think of everything....or can he?

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                                  csw RE: mrnyc Mar 18, 2007 03:49 PM

                                  i'll send him my consulting fees. Plus add on some shavings of white truffle to blend with the creme fraiche on top.

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                              MikeG RE: enbell Mar 17, 2007 02:51 PM

                              "The morning show and this joker deserve each other."

                              That does kinda say it all right there in a nutshell, doesn't it. ;)

                              1. waxyjax RE: enbell Mar 18, 2007 11:16 AM

                                here's a story about the world's most expensive pizza--priced at 2150 GBP

                                "The treat named the Pizza Royale 007 is topped with edible gold, lobster marinated in the finest cognac and champagne-soaked caviar."

                                the proceeds were donated to charity, so the consicuous consumption was intended to go to a good cause:

                                1. sing me a bar RE: enbell Mar 18, 2007 06:57 PM

                                  I hope some awful tragedy befalls the place foisting this silliness on the public. So they succeeded in getting press, let's see if people don't make a mental note to avoid such a rip joint.

                                  1. marlyd RE: enbell Mar 18, 2007 07:12 PM

                                    The owner of this restaurant has had poor judgement for years. He spends tons of money on tourist advertising, and every ad features his face. I'm sorry, how will that make people want to go to his restaurant? Perhaps since that hasn't worked, last year he began the gimmick routine, first with his "free bottled water" deal that I think ran as a full page in the Times, and now this pizza (which I also saw on Today and Al or Matt said "that's a lot of caviar.") Anyway the only reason I've noticed this guy is because for years I was placing restaurant ads myself, and every time I saw another ad with him in it I cringed.

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