Since you already know about the $5 soda, the $26 pancakes, the $99 a pound ham, and the $25,000 dessert, you probably don’t have much derision left to spare on a measly $81 burger. In fact, depending on your appetite and income level, it could be that this latest addition to the list of New York culinary obscenities isn’t so outrageous after all.
Served at the Old Homestead steakhouse in the Meatpacking District, the new $81 burger eclipses their suddenly déclassé $41 burger. It’s made with 14 ounces of 100% “Grade Five” Kobe Wagyu, imported from Japan, where this famous cattle breed is raised according to a strict tradition that yields exceptional marbling and delicate texture.
But that’s not all; the burger comes with a 4 ounce, barely seared sirloin medallion tucked inside. To kick it up a notch, you can then have the chef stuff the sirloin medallion with foie gras, veal and tripe! Kidding, but the burger does come with a housemade sake onion ketchup, miso & ginger aioli and a side of tater tots, at no extra charge.