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Today, Guinness World Records announced Serendipity 3 in New York City as home of the world's most expensive burger for $295. What do you get for that price? Wagyu beef, cave-aged cheddar, black truffles, caviar, a gold toothpick, and more. From Serendipity 3's press release:

In honor of National Hamburger Month, Serendipity has created a haute cuisine version of the iconic American dish! Known as Le Burger Extravagant, this $295.00 burger is a mix of Japanese Waygu [sic] beef infused with 10-herb white truffle butter, seasoned with Salish Alderwood smoked Pacific sea salt, topped with cheddar cheese—hand-formed by the famous cheesemaker James Montgomery in Somerset, England, and cave-aged for 18 months—shaved black truffles, a fried quail egg and served on a white truffle-buttered Campagna Roll, which is topped with a blini, creme fraiche, and Paramout Caviar's exclusive Kaluga caviar—a beautiful golden caviar with a buttery, nutty taste and large pearls from the Huso Dauricus farm raised in Quzhou, China. The finishing touch to this incredible burger is a solid gold "Fleur de Lis" toothpick encrusted with diamonds and designed by world-renowned jeweler Euphoria New York.

...I'm almost surprised it doesn't cost more.

The profits from the burger will be donated to the Bowery Mission, "serving homeless and hungry New Yorkers since 1879."

The burger is available for a limited time with 48 hours' notice.

This morning, TODAY hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb tried the burger. Watch them eat it here:

[via Eater]


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