World’s most expensive kebab costs £750 and gets glorified with gold, saffron and champagne
British chef Andy Bates has sourced the finest ingredients in the world to create the incredible snack.
He hand-picked succulent milk-fed lamb from the Pyrenees, seasoned and primed with the best peppers, olive oil, barrel aged feta cheese, purple violet potatoes and Coeur de Boeuf tomatoes. But no ordinary pitta would do for this mouth-watering meal, so the chef made a saffron infused flatbread to host the fabulous meat dish. His tangy chilli sauce uses Scotch Bonnet chillies and the cooling mint and cucumber yoghurt is infused with Krug Grande Cuvee champagne. The expensive flatbread is stuffed with an exquisite micro-cress and bib lettuce salad and a delicate oregano concasse.
Andy, who created the dish for TV channel Food Network UK, even decorates his culinary masterpiece with an edible gold leaf garnish. The pricey kebab is presented on a silver platter and was protected with a cloche prior to its first serving in Stockwell, south London.
Andy said: ‘This is the Michelin star kebab and most likely to appeal to a high-class drunk on his way home. ‘I went to a kebab shop, bought a typical kebab, folded it open and analysed the ingredients to see how I could improve it. ‘I put a lot of time into sourcing ingredients of the highest quality but this was not just an exercise is selecting things because of their price. ‘The basic ingredients of any kebab are the meat, salad and sauces. I wanted to improve all of them while ensuring the end product was still recognisable as a kebab.’
The kebab was created to mark the launch of new programme The Great Food Truck Race on the TV Channel Food Network UK.
Priced at £750 ($1,225) a piece, the kebab is made using “gold leaf for a finishing flourish and champagne-infused mint and cucumber yoghurt” that justifies its cost. The ingredients include Shoulder of milk-fed lamb (£84), Coeur de Boeuf tomatoes ( £20), Micro Cress and Bibb Salad ( £11.95), Chili Peppers ( £35), Barrel Aged Feta Cheese (£54.20), Laudemio Extra Virgin Olive Oil ( £26.95), Purple violet potatoes ( £15), Edible gold leaf and platinum ( £130), Saffron ( £138), Krug Champagne ( £195), Other ingredients (garlic, lemon, salsa, mint, cucumber, yoghurt) ( £40) which totals up to £750.10.