Hello again. A Person of Taste here. Today, I’m shifting gears for us. In fact, we’re entering a whole new tax bracket, because today I will be presenting to you the 3 most expensive pizzas available on planet earth (restrictive, I know). From New York to Glasgow, and making a return to the homeland of pizza itself, Italy; Here are the most extravagant pies you hopefully will never be reckless enough to purchase.
24K Gold Pizza, Industry Kitchen, New York
When it comes to expensive pizza, it’s no surprise that it’s going to be full of the most insane sounding ingredients. It’s a good thing I’m a person of exquisite taste and infinite knowledge so I know exactly what all of this stuff means, trust me. The pie's crust is infused with black squid ink and topped with white Stilton cheese, foie gras, Osetra caviar, truffles, and actual gold leaves. As well, you should be thankful that you get the option to add an ounce and a half of Almas caviar for an extra $700. Let’s be honest, if you order this pizza and don’t get the caviar on top, did you even get the pizza? Final price: $2,700.
Pizza Royale 007, Domenica Crolla, Glasgow
Inspired by the lavish lifestyle of James Bond. It holds to its name some of the most extravagant ingredients that only the most developed palates can even begin to appreciate. Caviar soaked in Dom Perignon, lobster marinated in 100-year-old cognac (nobody knows why they even do that), venison medallions, Scottish smoked salmon, prosciutto of the highest quality and you can never forget to add the vintage balsamic vinegar. If your balsamic isn’t vintage, you’re doing it wrong. It also has 24 karat gold flakes topped all over it and something tells me this might not be healthy. Oh well, mo money mo problems. Final price: $4,200
Louis XIII, Renato Viola, Salerno
This pizza is probably the most sought after thing on this planet. It’s said that the only reason Jeff Bezos started Amazon was that he wanted to be able to afford the Louis XIII. Imagine that, building one of the world’s biggest companies for a slice of pizza? You gotta respect that. This pizza was originally only created for a small, select crowd of people in the coastal city of Salerno in Italy. I was one of those people of course. Now the best part is, it’s only a pizza for 2! You won’t have to worry about leftovers or not being able to eat everything because there won’t be enough to feed you. Isn’t that great? Now I will be honest, the toppings are a tad excessive, but that’s the point. With a palate this refined you need some wild flavors to make an impact. Oscietra Royal Prestige, Kaspia Oscietra Royal Classic from the Iranian coast, and Kaspia Beluga, which are 3 different types of caviar. Really expensive caviar. Norwegian lobster and 7 types of cheese. It’s also served with a set of 3 drinks. Champagne Krug Clos du Mesnil 1995, followed by Carta Real Sanches Romate Finos brandy and Louis XIII cognac (which is known as one of the rarest spirits on the market. Did I mention the chef comes to your house and prepares/serves it to you there? The dough is made from organic Arabian flour, and the entire process takes 72 hours. I guess you’d better have a guest room for the chef to sleepover. Final Price: $12,000
So, I hope you’ve all enjoyed the list, and once again please don’t buy anything like this. Today, I’d like to end on a fun note. I will leave you with this riddle. If you go to Salerno, Italy, and you order the Lous XIII Pizza but no one is around to watch you eat it...can you still afford your rent next month?
This has been a person of taste, I wish you all blessed palates and good pizza.