Summer 2019: The Most Expensive Restaurants to Visit Around the World
The most expensive restaurants in the world are not made for everyone, but certainly, you should go there. Why? Because, for many people, eating out is about so much more than eating some tasty food and not having to do the washing up at the end of the meal; it is about enjoying a culinary experience and they are willing to pay a high price for this.
Sublimotion is a luxury restaurant located in Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Ibiza, Spain run by Michelin 2-star chef Paco Roncero who utilizes molecular gastronomy in cooking. In 2014, Sublimotion was awarded the prize Best Innovation Food & Beverage. As of 2015, the restaurant is considered the most expensive restaurant in the world with an average price of slightly over €1900 (USD$2,000) per person.
Per Se is a New American and French contemporary restaurant located on the fourth floor of the Time Warner Center at 10 Columbus Circle in Manhattan in New York City, owned by chef Thomas Keller. The Chef de Cuisine is Corey Chow. Keller chose restaurant/hotel designer Adam Tihany to draw together subtle references to The French Laundry and elements from both his and Keller’s pasts; for example, the decorative blue door at the main entrance is modeled after the blue door at The French Laundry.
The Japanese and sushi restaurant of Mara is situated in Manhattan in New York City. Founded by Chef Masa Takayama in 2004, this modern restaurant offers youa dining experience that would cost you US$ 595. The experience lasts for an approximate 2 hours. Reservations are accepted 3 weeks prior to dining, and the menu that the guests are offered with are prepared by Chef Masa himself. It involves the use of seasonal ingredients. Truffles and Kobe beef feature on this menu. Most of the fish that are offered are flown in all the way from Japan.
Masa is one of the two sushi restaurants in North America that features a sushi bar made of a solid piece of Hinoka wood from Japan. It is sanded daily to a soft, porous state that is visually and sensually satisfying to the guests upon entering. The service rendered by the professionals at Masa reflects the Japanese custom as the guests are offered with exceptional hospitality which is an integral part of the restaurant’s dining experience.
Using inspiration and elements from nature, no two pieces in the Masa Designs collection are alike. Each piece is handcrafted from clay, ceramic, porcelain, cast iron or glass. Following the principles of Shibusa — simplicity, implicitly, modesty, naturalness, imperfection, and silence — the entire collection from Masa Designs is crafted to improve the aesthetics of everyday life. Designed by Chef Masa and made in collaboration with artisans in Japan, each piece is intended to be used for multifunctional purposes and meant to showcase Chef Masa’s affinity for nature.
HÔTEL DE VILLE
Hôtel de Ville is situated in Crissier in Switzerland and features a menu consisting of 11 courses which cost US$ 415. The delicacies on offer include fillet of lamb, mussels with saffron, “Scarlet” tomato, pulp, and pip consommé with Imperial Ossetra caviar, as well as “Salers” beef grilled with wild pepper, cristallines de charlotte and young fresh salad leaves. They also serve three-Michelin-star worthy dishes like Somme Bay scallops cooked with orange tarocco. Blending in luxury, magic and wellness, this luxury restaurant promises to provide with a fine-dining experience worth remembering. The late chef Benoît and his wife Brigitte Violier were the first ones to have earned the Michelin stars for the unique restaurant, which is now run by chef Franck Giovannini.
Situated in Drôme in France, Maison Pic is a legendary French restaurant, run by chef Anne-Sophie Pic, one of the few female chefs in the world to run a Michelin three-star kitchen. The nine-course menu that the restaurant offers features dishes including Mediterranean Rouget in a saffron broth, deer marinated in sake lees squab, candied turnips, Banon goat cheese Berlingots, and chocolate desserts that will simply melt in your mouth. The menu would cost you around US$ 445.
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