Video Of The Week — Behold The $2,000 Pizza!

By Meera Dolasia on January 16, 2017

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Photo Credit: Industry Kitchen

The fact that New Yorkers take their pizza seriously is well-known. Pizzeria owners are always striving to create the sauciest, cheesiest, and crunchiest pies to delight their customers. Now, Industry Kitchen, a South Street Seaport restaurant, has upped the ante with “the fance’za” — a pizza so decadent, it will set back the consumer $2,000 USD.

So what can one expect for this astronomical price? A pie made from a special dough that is infused with squid ink and topped with some of the world’s finest and most expensive delicacies. These include foie gras and truffles from France, Ossetra caviar harvested from the Caspian Sea, and stilton cheese imported from England. However, what makes the pie unique is the generous sprinkling of edible 24K gold strips and flakes added on before it is baked to perfection in the restaurant’s wood-fired oven. The result, according to the restaurant’s executive chef and creator Braulio Bunay, is a pizza that is “the epitome of decadence.”

Photo Credit: Industry Kitchen

There is no word about how many of “the fance’za” pies, which have to be ordered 48 hours in advance, have been sold since the pizza was introduced late last year. But if we were to guess, it is probably in the low, single digits!


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  • dsavage3peace
    dsavage3peaceWednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7:22 am
    That pizza looks so good
    • girly girlSunday, May 21, 2017 at 5:32 pm
      i love cooking at home and i love cooking for other people and i would LOVE to try that it would be a great experience
      • gamingqueen101Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:16 am
        I agree gaming queen 103 I would rather have regular pizza
        • goldFriday, May 19, 2017 at 10:13 am
          Hi the gold actually is edible it says so in the article.
          • pizzaloverWednesday, May 17, 2017 at 9:34 am
            i want it so i can sell the gold for more monies
            • HiMonday, May 15, 2017 at 9:21 am
              Why would you put gold on a pizza? I mean, it's not edible! I'm so confused!
              • gamingqueen103
                gamingqueen103Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 4:47 pm
                ...WOW! Before I was like "Meh... who cares?". Then I'm like "OMG!!!" I will tell my parents to get one of those! WOWOWOWOW! ~Wendy~
                • gamingqueen103
                  gamingqueen103Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 4:49 pm
                  I don't feel like eating the weirdish stuff though. Meh, I'll just get the pizza!
                • pink girlSaturday, May 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm
                  I should work there when I grow up,I mean like I love pizza and I will not be begging for a sale also I want to smell, feel and make that pizza,I also would like to see new stuff and views and be rich for making pizza until I get 200,000 dollars and then I will quit and buy the pizza and taste it,I also will tell all my friends that I am rich and bought a 200,000 dollar pizza too that was real gold and delicous and ask them if they would like me to buy the pizza rigth now and let them taste it. THE END
                  • pink girlSaturday, May 13, 2017 at 3:08 pm
                    I want to eat it....
                    • pink girlSaturday, May 13, 2017 at 3:07 pm
                      That pizza is sooooooooooooo expenceve...................................................

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