World’s Most Expensive Omelette
How much are you willing to pay for an amazing breakfast? Let’s see where you can taste the World’s Most Expensive Omelette.
You will say that an omelette has nothing luxurious about it, that it’s just scrambled eggs, but don’t jump to conclusions. There is a place that makes the most expensive omelette and they claim it is actually very tasty.
You will find this amazing dish at Norma’s, a restaurant in Manhattan’s Le Parker Meridien Hotel. They called this egg-cellent omelette the Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata.
Now, why is it so expensive and what makes it different from a usual omelette? This lavish dish is stuffed with lobster – one whole lobster, to be exact – and topped off with a nice pile of caviar.
The American Sturgeon caviar used on top of the omelette ordinarily costs about $65 an ounce and they use 10 ounces, so $650 worth of premium caviar. The rest of the money goes to the whole lobster, eggs, cream and chives.
‘We actually don’t make much money on it, we sell it at about cost.’
So, who eats this expensive dish? According to Marisa Zafran, the restaurant sells about 12 $1,000 omelettes each year. And for those of you who are not willing to pay that much but want to try it, there is also scaled down version of it available for $100. The restaurant sells about 10 of the $100 omlettes each month.
It is impressive that the idea was successful, hence it was launched in 2004 when expensive food was not at all a trend. This is what Emile Castillo, Norma’s executive chef thinks:
‘We knew it was going to be a very expensive dish, so we decided to have some fun with it. It tastes incredible, though. It’s not just a gimmick.’
I don’t know about you, but they convinced to want to try at least the $100 version. Plus, at Norma’s you can find very appealing breakfast concoctions, like the Donut Even Go There French Toast, which is cheesecake-stuffed and coconut-rolled french toast served with orange drizzle and vanilla ice cream. Yum!
So, what do you think? Would you pay the money in order to taste this lavish dish? Also, check out Most Expensive Dessert in The World.