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Old 07-13-2012, 07:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hubert keller 5000$ hamburger yes 5k hamuburger

$5000 Hamburger at Fleur Las Vegas - Hubert Kellerís $5000 Hamburger - Delish.com



As this week's burger-heavy news has proven, what's more American than a hamburger? How about one that costs $5,000. Hubert Keller of Top Chef Masters and silver haired fame has reopened Fleur de Lys (now simply called Fleur) in Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay with one such burger on the bill of goods.

The restaurant boasts a luxurious and eclectic menu with items like Kushi Oysters, Diver Sea Scallops Borscht and, of course, the world's second most expensive hamburger. (The most expensive hamburger can also be found in Las Vegas at The Palms and is, in fact, a Carls Jr. burger paired with an extremely expensive bottle of Bordeaux, which sells for $6000).

The FleurBurger 5000, as it is called, consists of a Wagyu beef and foie gras burger patty topped with truffle sauce and shaved black truffles, served on a brioche truffle bun. Like its more pricey brethren at The Palms, the FleurBurger is served with a bottle of Bordeaux: a 1995 Chateau Petrus, which typically goes for about $2,500 a bottle. But that's not all! The wine is served in Ichendorf glasses, which you get to take home at the end of the meal. And in case you were worried that the receipt would not be enough proof for your buddies that you were able to spring for such a decadent meal, a certificate of authenticity will be mailed to your home. Which begs the question: doesn't that violate Vegas' sacred mantra, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas?"
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