Would you pay $500 for a burger Restaurant serves up three-layer stack of Kobe beef, cheese and white truffle
23:21 GMT, 15 November 2012
Targeting deep-pocketed diners, one restaurant has added a $500 burger to its menu.
Stacked with 12-ounces of Kobe beef, truffle-infused cheese and two-ounces of freshly shaved white truffle, the pricey Hamburger al Tartufo launched at the Oliverio restaurant in Beverly Hills, California.
The dish must be ordered 48 hours in advance due to 'limited availability and high demand,' according to the menu, and customers must pay up front
Tempted The Oliverio restaurant in Beverly Hills is serving up a $500 burger to mark the white truffle season
The high-priced delicacy was the brainchild of executive chef Mirko Paderno.
Originally from Milan, he created the burger to celebrate the white truffle season, which generally starts at the beginning of October.
TEMPTING OFFER WHAT OLIVERIO'S $500 BURGER CONTAINS
12-ounces of Kobe beefTruffle-infused cheese
Two-ounces of freshly shaved white truffle
White truffles, which are only available
for a few months of the year from northern Italy, can sell for as much
as $3,600 a pound, making them one of the most expensive foods in the
While Kobe beef, from Wagyu cattle bred in Japan's Hyōgo prefecture, is one of the world's most sought-after cuts of meat and relatively rare in the U.S.
The burger comes served on a wooden board, with a small side of salad.
Oliverio restaurant confirmed to The Huffington Post that its Hamburger al Tartufo is expensive simply because the ingredients are rare and seasonal.
In action: The high-priced delicacy was the brainchild of chef Mirko Paderno
For those who aren't a fan of burgers, Paderno has also crafted two vegetarian, truffle-inspired dishes.
The Pizzetta al Tartufo, also priced at
$500, is topped with buffalo mozzarella and two ounces of fresh white
truffle while the less-expensive Raviolo all’Uovo, $125, features a blend of egg yolk, ricotta cheese and white truffle.
Paderno's burger far surpasses the previous record for the most expensive burger.
Expensive tastes: The Oliverio restaurant is located at the plush Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
In May the Guinness Book of World Records certified that a $295 stack from Serendipity 3 restaurant in New York was the 'world's most expensive burger.'
It incorporated a gold-dusted roll wedged with white truffle butter-infused Japanese Wagyu beef, mature cheddar cheese, black truffles and a fried quail egg and was sprinkled with caviar.
Oliverio's truffle menu is available through to November 30.