Most Expensive Pie: How Much Dough Would You Spend for Pizza?
The Guinness Book of World Records crowned Gordon Ramsay’s $178 white truffle pizza the most expensive pizza in the world. Today, the most expensive pizza in the world (unofficially) is more than two times the cost of Ramsay’s! At an astonishing $450 each, this pie at Stevetson Pizza in Canada is only for those luxurious pizza lovers—or for those willing to drop some serious cash on the food-favorite.
So, what makes a pizza cost so much? Thankfully, it’s not gold leaf or something comparable. It’s actually just high quality seafood. Its creator, Nader Hatami, has said the pizza was sort of an accident, a result of him getting carried away. It has lobster thermidor, black Alaskan cod, smoked salmon, tiger prawns, and Russian Osetra caviar.
Of course, he is aware of how intense this luxurious pie is, not just price-wise but also in terms of ingredients. If that sounds too fishy for your taste, you can still try a similar, less intense version for $120. It has Icelandic scampi, smoked steelhead, lobster ratatouille and roasted garlic. The garlic mellows the flavors that come largely from the caviar in the other pie.
Battle for the Crown Continues
Just as Stevetson began receiving media attention this summer, Nino Bellisima in New York City surfaced! Although official titles haven’t been announced, their seafood pie features two lobster tails and six types of caviar. It’s also made in New York, so it has that “perfect crust.”
Did you know?
Many New Yorkers claim that New York-style pizza cannot be recreated anywhere in the world. Why? The secret is in the dough. The dough is made with New York water, and there’s just something about the water that makes magic happen.