Hotel puts world’s most expensive salad on the menu
LA’s Beverly Hills Lodge is marking its a hundred and tenth anniversary by promoting a ‘particular version’ of its iconic McCarthy Salad – with a price ticket of $1,912 (£1,547).
The salad, bought at its power-lunch spot the Polo Lounge, often prices a extra cheap $44 (£36) – the brand new blinged-up model’s value is a tribute to 1912, the yr the resort was based.
It’s named for Neil McCarthy, an area polo captain and common visitor of the Polo Lounge within the Forties, who as soon as requested a really particular set of salad components – which have been finally enshrined into the menu.
It often options two varieties of lettuce, grilled rooster, beetroot, eggs and avocado, with a dressing incorporating dijon mustard, roasted garlic and balsamic vinegar.
The swanky £1,500 model is pimped out with lobster, caviar and gold flakes, will arrive through white-gloved waiters in a bowl specifically made by French porcelain home Bernardaud, and comes with a bottle of Dom Pérignon champagne thrown in.
The particular version bowl is impressed by the Beverly Hills Lodge’s well-known pink-and-green banana-leaf wallpaper, and company can take it house after they’ve tucked in.
The resort says a portion of proceeds from gross sales of the big-spender’s salad will go to Los Angeles historic preservation charity LA Conservancy.
In a crowded subject, it could effectively go down in historical past because the world’s costliest resort salad – a file was set in 2003 at London’s Hempel Lodge, which bought a £635 “Florette Sea and Earth salad” created by chef Raymond Blanc to mark Florette Nationwide Salad Week.
Blanc’s creation featured beluga caviar, grated truffle, potatoes with gold leaf, Cornish crab and lobster and 30-year-old balsamic vinegar.
Final summer season, Dutch restaurateur Robert Jan de Veen debuted the world’s costliest burger costing a whopping €5,000 (£4,300).
On provide at De Daltons Diner in Voorthuizen, and named ‘The Golden Boy’, the burger is introduced on a platter of whiskey-infused smoke and loaded with premium components, together with wagyu beef, king crab, caviar and truffles.