A New York restaurateur has cooked up the most world's most extravagant pizza -- a $1,000 pizza. Yes you read that right; One-Thousand Dollars for a pizza. The pizza named "Luxury Pizza" is topped topped with six sorts of caviar, fresh lobster, creme friache, and chives. Nino Selimaj, who runs six pizza restaurants in New York, on Wednesday unveiled his Luxury Pizza, a 12 inch (30 cms), thin crust topped with caviar, lobster, creme fraiche and chives. Cut into eight, it works out at $125 a slice.
"I know this won't be for everyone but there are people in New York who can afford it and once tried, they'll be back for more. "Sure, some people will say it is just a publicity stunt but I have researched this for over a year and think there is a demand. I have already sold one."
Selimaj said his restaurant Nino's Bellissima, which is the only one of his restaurants to offer the Luxury Pizza, needs 24 hours notice for the gourmet dish as it orders the caviar in advance.
"But where better to experiment with pizza than in New York where people love their pizza," he said.
If diners are still peckish after the Luxury Pizza, they can always head over to the midtown restaurant Serendipity that sells a $1,000 ice-cream sundae called Golden Opulence which is covered in 23K edible gold leaf.
I guess us regular 9-5 workers will not being sampling this pizza anytime soon. For the $15 (give or take a few, matters where your ordering from) you usually pay for a large pizza, you and 8 of your friends could combine that and get 1/8th of a slice of the Luxury Pizza. Pizza is 30 cms so that's roughly 3.75 cm a slice. So you'll get about a half of a centimeter for you money. For a whole Pizza along with you and your 8 friends $15 dollars, you would have to invite 59 more people and that would leave a 5 dollar tip (67x15=1,005). I'm pretty sure thats not acceptable, so with 67 people I'm sure there is an 18% gratuity charge which comes to be $180. So now each person must pay 17.67 for 1/8th of a slice. There's an outline right there if you want to try a pizza where one slice is higher than my cable bill or where the whole pizza is higher than my rent, electric, cable, cell phone, and water bill COMBINED. So you can go ahead and sample it... I won't see you there.