The Guinness Book of Records holds many interesting and astounding records, when it comes to food. But no matter what standards we all judge our food, this burger definitely breaks a few records.
The current record holders for the most expensive burger are Juicys Foods and Ovations Foodservice. Their creation managed to surpass costs of over $5000 back in July, 2011.
But now, this thing of beauty may take over the crown. When it comes to size, this burger has more-or-less a regular size. Nevertheless, it managed to raise a whopping 8,000 GBP, equivalent to over $10,000, during an auction in luxurious Dubai.
This edible work of art was designed by Russell Imiazzi from Galeries Lafayette department store, specifically for a fundraising auction in support of breast cancer research. The entire auction, called Pink Caravan’s Pink Bite managed to raise 24,000 GBP. A third of the funds came from the burger alone.
All the ingredients were specifically selected for this expansive creation dubbed the ‘Seven Emirates Burgerstack’. When it comes to taste, even the pickiest eater could not refuse the infusion of flavors offered with this burger. Two parts of a saffron brioche bun hide seven beef paties. The beef is covered with special aged cheddar cheese and perfect slices of veal bacon. Finally, seven carefully chosen spices and a chilly Harissa sauce are sprinkled on top of this culinary delight.
The sides of the Burgerstack are a tiny portion of delicious fries and a small milkshake, making this the ultimate takeaway.
The event also featured celebrity chefs and local VIPs, who created many different treats. The organizer Reem BinKaram later said: “I am happy so many people got together and had such a good time, raising a significant amount of money, which will fuel Pink Caravan’s efforts to raise awareness about early detection of breast cancer.”
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chairman of the Department of Statistics and Community Development, also added: “I am so proud of the charitable spirit of the people here in the UAE.”