Taking the humble slice to new heights
Gold? Yeah, it’s good for dressing up an outfit. But for at least a few big spenders in Manhattan, it’s also a pizza topping.
ABC7 NY reports that New York City restaurant Industry Kitchen bakes and sells a $2,000 pizza featuring real gold. What’s on it, exactly? A mélange of one-percenter trappings: caviar from the Caspian Sea, truffles and foie gras from France, Stilton cheese from England, and 24k gold flakes sourced from Ecuador.
“I drew my inspiration for the pizza from the Financial District, which is right next door to where we’re located,” Industry Kitchen chef Braulio Bunay told the news outlet. “This area attracts people from all over the world, so I wanted to create a dish that celebrates that.”
But this chewy-gooey luxury isn’t only expensive—like a couture gown or a Jeff Koons sculpture, it takes time to source and craft. Okay, not that much time. But the chef does require customers to order the gilded pizza at least 48 hours in advance.
(Photos courtesy of Industry Kitchen)