Miami's Most Extravagant Dishes: $1,000 Surf & Turf and More
|Red The Steakhouse via Facebook|
Surf and turf, once the meal of movers and shakers, has become commonplace. Once reserved for high-rollers, it's now served on cruise ships, weddings and (gasp) your local suburban chain restaurant. But Red the Steakhouse's chef/partner Peter Vauthy is taking back the surf and turf with his own extravagant version. Like crab? Dig into an entire king crab, flown in from Alaska ($499 for about an eight pound crab). Add a chateubriand of Kobe ($499). Coming in at just under $1,000, this is a meal you won't find at the food court...unless it's at a mall in Dubai.
The rich and famous celebrate their birthdays and special occasions just like we all do -- with an ice cream sundae. Oh, we forgot to mention that the ice cream in their sundaes is covered in gold....literally. The golden opulence sundae, which is in the Guinness Book of Records, starts out with five scoops of Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla and covered in 23K edible gold leaf. The ice cream is drizzled with rare chocolate before being garnished with exotic candied fruits from Paris and more golden baubles. A tiny glass bowl of salt-free American golden caviar infused with passion fruit, orange and Armagnac is added, before being presented in a Baccarat crystal goblet.
By the way, you're given an 18K spoon to eat this with (which is not necessary since, obviously, you were born with said golden spoon already in your mouth). This $1,000 dessert must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance (presumably to gather the unicorns and pixies who design this fantasy).
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