Caviar pizza goes on sale for $1,000
A hefty dollop of caviar means anyone interested in tucking into this luxury pizza will have to shell out a whopping $1,000 USD.
Labelled the ‘most expensive pizza in the world’, takeaway fans wanting to purchase the extravagant oven-baked treat will have to dig deep into their pockets.
Customers can choose between two of the most expensive caviars in the world to go on their pizza, which is topped off with thinly sliced lobster and creme fraiche.
The pizza was created by New York restaurant owner Nino Selimaj, who has sold hundreds of his creations to customers at Bellissima in Manhattan.
He sadi: ‘I’ve been in the city for 33 years and I serve caviar in all my restaurants.
‘I wanted something different for my pizza restaurant. I didn’t want just a traditional marinara or margherita. I wanted something specific and unique and so I came up with the $1,000 pizza, and it’s worth every penny.’
Mr Selimaj spent three months experimenting with different ingredients before he finally came up with his winning combination.
He added: ‘People who know about their caviar love this pizza. We sell them to politicians, Wall Street traders, or couples celebrating a birthday or anniversary.
‘But diners always see it on the menu and ask about it, why it is so expensive and how many we sell. People are always curious.’
However the chef did add that the global recession and increase in price of caviar has led to a decrease in his profit margins.