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Nov 15, 2013 08:29 AM

Today in conspicuous consumerism and general all-around ridiculousness: Verdun restaurant cooks up "World's most expensive pizza" at $4250.

The article is in French (and behind a paywall), so I'll give you the gist of it.

Mazzou restaurant in Verdun, which is apparently already known for it's $222 and $333 burgers is offering a $4250 pizza with caviar, truffles and gold leaf. No one has yet to purchase this pizza, but the owners of the restaurant offer to have a chef cook it in the customer's home and could even throw in an orchestra.

Here's a link to the Journal article which requires a paid subscription:

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    1. He's sure getting his money's worth with marketing although maybe now he will need to source the ingredients and actually make one.

      It's easy to put something on the menu, a bit more work to actually make sure you can make one without a week's notice.

      1. The website

        And the menu

        Although I see no mention of the expensive hamburgers or the Éphémère pizza.

        1. Gah! I hate that kind of publicity stunt.

          (serious question)
          I've never tried (cheap) caviar on a pizza, how does that work ? does it get cooked ?

          Me think it must be disgusting;

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          1. re: Maximilien

            I think it is utterly pointless, except, of course, as free publicity.

            Without the ultra-orthodoxy of some who say a pizza must be one of two classic Neapolitan types, less is more in terms of pizza. I usually make a simple one with red onion and goat's cheese, and fresh herbs (added a few seconds before pulling out of oven) in season.

            If only I had a oven hot enough for proper pizza. Or perhaps a communal oven, as existed in many villages.

            The caviar would be ruined. Shouldn't it be served cold?

          2. And it doesn't even come close to being the most expensive pizza in the world