VIDEO: Watch a $250 Burger Being Made

05/13/2014 at 04:32 PM ET

The Court Restaurant's Foie Gras Burger
Courtesy Ali Rosen

Ali Rosen is the host and founder of Potluck Video, a food and drink website that takes you behind the culinary scene with celebrity chefs, restaurateurs, producers, mixologists and more.

It’s officially grilling season, and the first thing everyone has on their minds when they’re breaking out the barbecue is burgers.

A classic beef patty is clearly a crowd-pleaser, but sometimes it’s fun to raise the stakes — just how indulgent can a burger go?

Beer & Buns, a new restaurant in The Court Hotel in N.Y.C., has taken on that challenge by creating the most expensive, decadent burger one could possibly think of. They start with kobe beef and throw on foie gras, truffles, and caviar, all for the whopping price tag of $250.

You may not be willing to drop that much on ground beef, but it’s still a marvel to watch the elements come together. Play the video below to see the indulgent burger in action.

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The Frog on

What a waste! I can’t imagine those ingredients tasting good together. It’s just expensive silliness.

Guest on

foie gras? sick!

Susan on

Not worth the money. Grinding beef means it needs to be cooked well-done, which is a waste of Kobe. They use truffle oil, which is a chemical substitute for the real thing. Caviar with beef and fois gras? Eeeew

Tawney on

Do you have any idea what they do to ducks and geese to get there livers to be engorged?? read this. People magazine you should be ashamed!

pavitrasarala on

I really can’t imagine all those ingredients tasting good together. Fish eggs, liver, something a pig dug out of the ground, all stuck on top of a burger patty… gee, makes me want to run for something, but I’m not sure what. Maybe the Tums. Sounds like one of those “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should” sort of things.

terija on


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