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When we dream about 'the win' we dream about white beaches, blue skies, and the smiles on the faces of the family members we'll gift, but how often do we think about the food? Meryl Gardner, a marketing professor at the University of Delaware, says, "We've all learned to celebrate with food. It's part of so many different cultures." So, when a player becomes a winner what food should they celebrate with? Here's a quick look at how the rich turn normal meals like frittatas, burgers, curries, pie, bagels, pizzas and chocolate sundaes into $25,000 price tags.
Add these 7 mouth-watering meals to your lotto daydream:
1. The $650 Frittata
This little delight can be found at Norma's, in New York for $650. It's pretty much an omelet packed with decadent ingredients. This Lobster Frittata contains 10 ounces of sevruga caviar (sevruga caviar comes from the smallest of the caviar-producing sturgeons), one pound of lobster, six eggs, cream and chives. Not a bad way to start the morning.
2. The $850 Pizza
Imagine sitting in the small seaside town of Steveston, BC (where Once Upon a Time is filmed), chowing down a thin crust pizza topped with tiger prawns, lobster ratatouille, smoked Steelhead, Russian Caviar, and Italian white truffles. You can find the SeeNay pizza at Steveston Pizza.
3. The $10,000 Burger
Hungry for luxury? Meet the "Seven Emirates Burgerstack." This burger is the dream child of Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani and his team. They created it for The Pink Caravan's, Pink Bite Charity event in Dubai. So, what makes it so great beyond the great cause? Think layers upon layers of aged cheddar and veal bacon all on a saffron brioche burger bun with seven spices and burger sauce, served alongside a milkshake.
4. The $3,200 Curry
Lobster must be a staple for the wealthy foodie. The Samundari Khazana, which translates to seafood treasure, is made up of Devon crab, white truffle, Beluga caviar, gold leaf, a Scottish lobster coated in gold, four abalones and four quail eggs. This curry can be found at the very posh Bombay Brasserie in London. It's probably worth the trip.
5. The $1,781 Slice of Pie
While you're in the UK you wouldn't want to miss out on your slice of savoury meat pie. The meat alone is worth $870 of Wagyu beef fillet. The other ingredients include Chinese matsutake mushrooms, winter black truffles, French bluefoot mushrooms and two bottles of vintage 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild wine are used in the gravy, with a crust covered in edible gold leaf. The whole pie will set you back $14,260.
6. The $1,000 Bagel
Is your mouth watering yet? Have you ever dreamt up a $1,000 bagel? Well, Executive Chef Frank Tujague did. He topped his bagel with white truffle cream cheese and goji berry-infused Riesling jelly and gold leaf. When you decide to dish up your winnings, remember that some of the proceeds go to the Les Amis d' Escoffier Scholarship, which benefits current and future culinary students.
7. The $25,000 Chocolate Sundae
New York seems adamant to own the most expensive culinary experience in the world. An after effect of this delicious war is the most impressive Willy Wonka-type chocolate sundae anybody could dream up. The owner of Serendipity 3 and luxury jeweller Euphoria New York collaborated to create "Frrrozen Haute Chocolate." The dessert is infused with 5 grams of edible 24-karat gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold. At the base of the goblet is an 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat white diamonds. And you get to take the golden spoon home with you. It's like jewellery shopping on a chocolate high.