Baoli Serves Most Expensive Burger in Miami: $65 for Kobe Beef, Foie Gras, and Black Truffles

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Most restaurants lure customers with deals: bottomless mimosas, brunch buffets, and prix fixes.

But Baoli, the South Beach restaurant with outposts in New York and Cannes, does things a bit differently. Executive chef Gustavo Vertone created the most expensive burger in Miami -- and he did it on purpose.

See also: DB Bistro Moderne's Jason Pringle on Miami, Foie Gras Burgers, and Cooking for Locals

"Baoli's burger is a status-symbol food," he explains. "Whatever dish we make, we have to make it better than anybody else."

Vertone's exorbitant creation costs $65. It pairs a Kobe beef patty with foie gras, sliced black truffles, brioche, heirloom tomatoes, quail eggs, caramelized onions, and mayonnaise.

"We slowly cook the burger patty, which is filled and topped with the most expensive and, most important, fresh ingredients," he adds.

It's in direct competition with DB Bistro Moderne's "Original DB Burger" ($34) -- a fabled patty packed with similar ingredients, including sirloin, braised short rib, foie gras, and black truffles.

But according to Vertone, Baoli's rendition is better: "Plenty of restaurants across the country serve an expensive burger, but they don't have the juices and flavors that ours has."

With price tags like those, they all better be juicy as hell.

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Location Info

Baoli Miami

1906 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant


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Mercury Resorts
Mercury Resorts

burger for $65?!?!?! for real?? for $65 you can get awesome steak!!! no way,.... overrated...

Erik Swagerty
Erik Swagerty

Ridiculous overhead and unnecessary, unwanted, overpriced ingredients.

Victor Runciman
Victor Runciman

That is OVERRATED and OVERPRICED! more so than Alabama Football!

Rebecca Chancy
Rebecca Chancy

I've had this burger and it's just as gross as the pompus jerk who created it.

Rod Deal
Rod Deal

Yeah you can get a great steak at Baire's for $65. That burger can go in the gullet of some tourist sucker.

Ocean Drive Rentals - Miami Beach
Ocean Drive Rentals - Miami Beach

to be honest nothing.. for $65 you can order excellent steak in Meat Market on Lincoln rd... but for burger $65 .. ?!??!!?! no way...

Cam Ille
Cam Ille

Foie gras... So they support animal abuse... NEVER GOING THERE

Jc Rodriguez
Jc Rodriguez

Geeee. Is this news??? It's freaking disgusting. 100% cruelty. People need to evolve.

Omar Ghaffar
Omar Ghaffar

I kinda almost threw up looking at this.

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Them portions, made of "lush Hialean manatee's ass"

Andrea Nuñez
Andrea Nuñez

Foie gras is a horrible method. Ducks are force fed with tubes down their throat in order to enlarge their livers. California has banned the production and sale of foie gras throughout the state. Florida is so behind on a number of things.

Michael J. Aceti
Michael J. Aceti

Expensive ingredients don't necessarily make for a delicious product. This is excessive, over priced and over rated, and it's amazing how many posts are NOT in favor of this. Just goes to show you that people are no longer influenced so easily.

ALisa Rauner
ALisa Rauner

Being surrounded by women who's boyfriends are all out of town?

Stephon Kline
Stephon Kline

Nordica I was pricing everything out even at a 25% food cost. I can't get above $30. A quail egg at most is $2. Chinese black truffles(because they are not stating where they are from they are the cheapest) $6. Kobe burger under 1/4lb because they didn't state the weight. Heirloom tomatoe($1/3). Brioche bun and lettuce and mayo all about $.6. Fries and parm(potato about $.3 parm about $25). This is nuts.

Nordica Salminen Burns
Nordica Salminen Burns

$65 for a burger = people with more money than sense will pay any price to be trendy :-\.

Stephon Kline
Stephon Kline

It could be Kobe now. You can buy Kobe from Bush Brothers the market opened up a year or two ago.

Stephon Kline
Stephon Kline

That tomato in that picture doesn't have any natural coloring a of a heirloom tomato and once again how will they supply it when the heirloom season is scarce Jan-Mar

Scott Smith
Scott Smith

It isnt worth 65 dollars. It costs 65 dollars

Stephon Kline
Stephon Kline

What does he do when truffles are not in season?

Johan Perez Diaz
Johan Perez Diaz

This is just no only ridiculos ..is not sustainable or worth that money...bravo for choosing Miami to fool around..

River Horan
River Horan

haha Nataly Cayden Lopez, we were talking about this last night at work. Whoa...right?

Anastasia Biltmore
Anastasia Biltmore

No real foodie would order this. It's nothing more than a bastardization of every fairly well known expensive ingredient and has nothing to do with flavor balance, etc. This is the equivalent of making a mixed drink with Dom, Louis XIII, Russo-Baltique, and Kool-Aid. The chef who "created" this should be slapped with a spatula and forced to go work at McDonalds for a year. Anyone who orders it deserves to get publicly laughed at for being a fool with more money than sense.

Suzie
Suzie

What happened to originality?  If you are serving truffle fries, fois gras, kobe and quail eggs and trying to make a name for yourself you are a douche.  The bandwagon is full.  Get creative.  


"the most expensive and, most important, fresh ingredients," he adds.  

Mutt

Najsoj Osnola
Najsoj Osnola

I can feed myself for at least a week or more for 65$ no thanks

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