As far as expensive meals goes this Valentine's Day offering from chef Adam Simmonds is one that certainly comes out near the high end of the pricing scale.
Simmonds has teamed up with Great British Chefs to offer one lucky couple a personal cooked meal at their home made up of some of the world's rarest delicacies and most sought after aphrodisiacs.
Costing $99,000, the meal opens with Native Oysters and Almas White Caviar served alongside a bottle of of rare 1959 Salon Blanc de Blancs (costing around $5,800). This is followed by seven other courses that manage to pack in some of the finest ingredients on the planet. Foie gras, Wagyu beef, a truffle salad with truffle honey and a saffron risotto topped with gold leaf which will be paired with a bottle of 1990 La Romanee-Conti, Domain de la Romanee-Conti.at a price of around (around $27,000).
The team behind the menu say that each ingredient has been carefully selected for it's romantic effect. Watermelon in the third course for the way it boosts nitric oxide, similar to Viagra. Chocolate for, well it's chocolate, one of the most romantic ingredients around. Caviar - a symbol of fertility, saffron for it's rumored alluring effect on women and coffee to finish as the ingredient is proven to increase the pleasure sensors in the brain.
On top of the menu, the the winning bidders will have their table covered in rose petals and see a dozen white doves released while a harpist and romantic poet perform their acts surrounded by 50 rose scented candles.
The meal is available to purchase on the Very First To website. Below is the full price list of ingredients on the menu.
Almas White Caviar - $4,883
Pata Negra Iberico jambon de Bellotta - $293
Spring white truffle - $1,627
Blue Fin Tuna - $195
Goose Foie Gras - $195
English Saffron - $325
Carabineros Prawns - $195
Gold Leaf - $3255
Silver Leaf - $1302
Wagyu Beef - $325
Truffled Brillat Savarin - $130
Perigord Truffle - $813
Mast Brothers Ltd Reserve Vanilla and Smoked Chocolate - $244
Kopi Luwak coffee - $569
Amethyst Bamboo salt - $3255
Flora Danica China - $3906
South Sea Pearls - $9767
Dry Ice - $325
Salon Blanc de Blancs, 1959 - Bottle - $5,860
Salon Blanc de Blancs, 1976 – Magnum - $4,883
Le Montrachet, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, 1991 – Bottle - $6,511
Chateau D’Yquem, 1975 – Bottle - $651
La Romanee-Conti, Domaine de la Romanee- Conti, 1990 – Bottle - $27,673
Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Chateau Rayas, 1990 – Bottle - $1,953
Ermitage, Vin de Paille, M.Chapoutier, 1997 – Half Bottle - $162
Quinta do Noval, Nacional, 1966 – Bottle - $2,279
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