What the Rich Eat

In my book Chef Two Sail I explain how I spent over 100,000 USD on a lunch for guests. When I have told friends or anyone about this they have thought I was bullshitting. Well, just have a look at the following ingredients as their prices speak for themselves. Getting such ingredients to remote locations by private jet, helicopter, courier or tender is common and extravagant beyond your imagination, especially to obtain out of season produce.

I regularly used the succeeding food as they are part of the wealthy’s everyday life depending on where in the world I was cooking. More often than not the mega-rich have a passion and indulgence for many of the following ingredients or produce. These are simply the world’s most expensive foods. So what would you eat if you had fifty billion dollars?

Beluga Caviar up to 10,000 per Kg

Beluga Caviar up to 10,000 per Kg

Iranian Almas Caviar, up to 35,000 USD a Kilo

Iranian Almas Caviar, up to 35,000 USD a Kilo

Russian Beluga Caviar

Russian Beluga Caviar

Fruits of the Sea

Fruits of the Sea

New Zealand Bluff Oysters

New Zealand Bluff Oysters

The fillet steak of the sea Coffin Bay Oysters. 100.00 each plus courier

The fillet steak of the sea Coffin Bay Oysters. 100.00 each plus courier

Baby Eel; up to 2000.00 per kilo

Baby Eel; up to 2000.00 per kilo

Canadian Beau Soleil Oysters

Canadian Beau Soleil Oysters

French, wild Brittany Belon Oysters

French, wild Brittany Belon Oysters

Baby Sea Eel with Yuzu

Baby Sea Eel with Yuzu

King Scallop; Up to 50.00 each in their shell

King Scallop; Up to 50.00 each in their shell

Japanese Scallops; 300.00 a kilo

Japanese Scallops; 300.00 a kilo

Balik Salmon, 450g = 250 USD to 350 USD

Balik Salmon, 450g = 250 USD to 350 USD

Kobe Beef, A5 Grade up to 1000 USD per kilo

Kobe Beef, A5 Grade up to 1000 USD per kilo

Rare Wild Venison Fillet

Rare Wild Venison Fillet

Organic grass fed Lamb Fillet; up to 200.00 a kilo

Organic grass fed Lamb Fillet; up to 200.00 a kilo

Wild Venison Fillet, up to 200.00 a kilo

Wild Venison Fillet, up to 200.00 a kilo

Organic rack of grass fed Lamb; up to 200.00 a kilo

Organic rack of grass fed Lamb; up to 200.00 a kilo

The most expensive leg of ham commercially available is an Iberian "Manchado de Jabugo" retailing at  $4,620.28

The most expensive leg of ham commercially available is an Iberian "Manchado de Jabugo" retailing at $4,620.28

Birds Nest Dessert

Birds Nest Dessert

Birds Nest Soup

Birds Nest Soup

Birds Nest; Up to 10,000 per kilo

Birds Nest; Up to 10,000 per kilo

Shark fins can fetch up to $650 USD per kilogram. A single Whale Shark pectoral fin can sell for up to $20,000 USD and a Basking Shark pectoral fin can fetch up to $50,000 USD

Shark fins can fetch up to $650 USD per kilogram. A single Whale Shark pectoral fin can sell for up to $20,000 USD and a Basking Shark pectoral fin can fetch up to $50,000 USD

Sharks Fin Soup

Sharks Fin Soup

Japanese Brown-Lipped Abalone; The world’s most expensive shellfish up to 400.00 per kilo

Japanese Brown-Lipped Abalone; The world’s most expensive shellfish up to 400.00 per kilo

Yoshihama Abalone; 100.00 each

Yoshihama Abalone; 100.00 each

Cordyceps, 20,000 to 40,000 a gram; YES per gram

Cordyceps, 20,000 to 40,000 a gram; YES per gram

XO Sauce; 100.00 a jar

XO Sauce; 100.00 a jar

Cordyceps in a special broth

Cordyceps in a special broth

Peking Duck; Cixi, the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) empress favourite

Peking Duck; Cixi, the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) empress favourite

Chinese Mitten Crab famous its delicious roe. Up to 100.00 per Crab

Chinese Mitten Crab famous its delicious roe. Up to 100.00 per Crab

Steamed Yangtze Knife Fish, up to 2000.00 per kilo depending on season

Steamed Yangtze Knife Fish, up to 2000.00 per kilo depending on season

Chinese Mitten Crab

Chinese Mitten Crab

Freshly caught Knife Fish

Freshly caught Knife Fish

Densuke Watermelons

Densuke Watermelons

Densuke Watermelons up to 10,000 each

Densuke Watermelons up to 10,000 each

Sembikiya Queen Strawberries;100.00 for 12

Sembikiya Queen Strawberries;100.00 for 12

Dekopon Citrus, 100.00 for six

Dekopon Citrus, 100.00 for six

Ruby Roman Grapes, Record 10,200 a bunch

Ruby Roman Grapes, Record 10,200 a bunch

Large Japanese Strawberry up to 100.00 each

Large Japanese Strawberry up to 100.00 each

Japanese peaches, 50.00 each

Japanese peaches, 50.00 each

Japanese Green Grapes. Up to 400.00 a bunch

Japanese Green Grapes. Up to 400.00 a bunch

Yubari Melons, a pair sold for 26,000 USD

Yubari Melons, a pair sold for 26,000 USD

Yubari Melon

Yubari Melon

Sekai Ichi Apples over 25.00 each

Sekai Ichi Apples over 25.00 each

Taiyo No Tamago Mangoe

Taiyo No Tamago Mangoe

Square Watermelons up to 200.00 each and 800.00 in Russia

Square Watermelons up to 200.00 each and 800.00 in Russia

Taiyo No Tamago Mangoes, 3,000 a pair

Taiyo No Tamago Mangoes, 3,000 a pair

Iranian Saffron, up to 5,000 per kilo makes it more expensive than gold

Iranian Saffron, up to 5,000 per kilo makes it more expensive than gold

Buying Iranian Saffron in Turkey

Buying Iranian Saffron in Turkey

Organic Foie Gras 200 USD a kilo

Organic Foie Gras 200 USD a kilo

Seared Foie Gras on poached pear

Seared Foie Gras on poached pear

White Alba Truffles up to 10,000 USD a kilo

White Alba Truffles up to 10,000 USD a kilo

Porcini Mushrooms, up to 500 per kilo

Porcini Mushrooms, up to 500 per kilo

This 1.5 kilo white truffle sold for 160.000 USD

This 1.5 kilo white truffle sold for 160.000 USD

Black Perigord Truffle up to 4,000 per Kilo

Black Perigord Truffle up to 4,000 per Kilo

Fresh Morel Mushrooms, 200 a kilo

Fresh Morel Mushrooms, 200 a kilo

Matsutake Mushrooms up to 2,000 USD per kilo

Matsutake Mushrooms up to 2,000 USD per kilo

Alaskan Crab up to 200 USD a kilo

Alaskan Crab up to 200 USD a kilo

Norwegian King Crab

Norwegian King Crab

Wild Organic Smoked Scottish Salmon; up to 200.00 per kilo

Wild Organic Smoked Scottish Salmon; up to 200.00 per kilo

Fresh Scottish Salmon; 50.00 per kilo

Fresh Scottish Salmon; 50.00 per kilo

Langoustine; up to 300.00 per kilo

Langoustine; up to 300.00 per kilo

Maine Lobster tails; 100.00 per kilo

Maine Lobster tails; 100.00 per kilo

Brittany Blue Lobster tails; up to 250.00 per kilo

Brittany Blue Lobster tails; up to 250.00 per kilo

Tuna grades

Tuna grades

Toro Blue Fin Tuna up to 7,000 per kilo

Toro Blue Fin Tuna up to 7,000 per kilo

This Tuna sold for 1.76 million USD

This Tuna sold for 1.76 million USD

Fresh New Zealand Whitebait; 100.00 per kilo

Fresh New Zealand Whitebait; 100.00 per kilo

Whitebait Fritter

Whitebait Fritter

Chilean Sea Bass or Patagonian Toothfish

Chilean Sea Bass or Patagonian Toothfish

CSB or PT fillet

CSB or PT fillet

Malaysian Ikan Empurau up to 500 per kilo

Malaysian Ikan Empurau up to 500 per kilo

Wild Turbot

Wild Turbot

Humphead Wrasse up to 10,000 as they are illegal

Humphead Wrasse up to 10,000 as they are illegal

Wild Turbot; up to 200.00 per kilo

Wild Turbot; up to 200.00 per kilo

Billionaire's will happily pay whatever

Billionaire's will happily pay whatever

Wild Northern Alaskan Halibut; Flash frozen up to 150.00 per kilo

Wild Northern Alaskan Halibut; Flash frozen up to 150.00 per kilo

Geoduck Clam; live up to 200.00 per kilo

Geoduck Clam; live up to 200.00 per kilo

Razor Clam; up to 150.00 a kilo live

Razor Clam; up to 150.00 a kilo live

Balsamic Vinegar 50 year old 125 USD per 50ml

Balsamic Vinegar 50 year old 125 USD per 50ml

0.33 oz. white or black truffle oil, 100.00

0.33 oz. white or black truffle oil, 100.00

100 year old balsamic vinegar, 250.00 USD per 50ml

100 year old balsamic vinegar, 250.00 USD per 50ml

Manni Olive Oil, 300 a litre

Manni Olive Oil, 300 a litre

Burrata Cheese up to 30.00USD each

Burrata Cheese up to 30.00USD each

Moose Milk cheese 1000 per kilo

Moose Milk cheese 1000 per kilo

Aprox 50,00 a dozen

Aprox 50,00 a dozen

24K Gold Leaf, 50.00 USD per sheet

24K Gold Leaf, 50.00 USD per sheet

Da Hong Pao Tea,In 2002, a well-off buyer paid 180.000 yuan – about $28,000 – for just twenty grams of the legendary chinese tea

Da Hong Pao Tea,In 2002, a well-off buyer paid 180.000 yuan – about

$28,000 – for just twenty grams of the legendary chinese tea

Tahitian Vanillaup to 700 a kilo

Tahitian Vanillaup to 700 a kilo

In Russia they have Caviar eating competitions. In this competition, to see who can eat 500gm of Caviar in the shortest possible time. Value 70,000

In Russia they have Caviar eating competitions. In this competition, to see who can eat 500gm of Caviar in the shortest possible time. Value 70,000

Sushi and Sashimi Models POA, the way Billionaires like to eat it

Sushi and Sashimi Models POA, the way Billionaires like to eat it

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