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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  1. What do New York pizzeria owners do to try create the best pizza?
  2. What pizza did Industry Kitchen introduce recently?

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If you had $2,000 to spare, what would you spend it on?

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  • sophiya
    sophiyaThursday, February 23, 2017 at 5:25 pm
    eww I woukd never eat this judging by it looks looks but I was wrong the ingredients that they put in this pizza is didgusting and revolting!!!
    • azzabee117
      azzabee117Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11:41 am
      OMG SQUID INK!!!! UGH! No offense, but i would'nt eat squid in in my whole lifetime!!! Calamari:Yes Squid ink in pizza dough:NOOOOO!!!!
      • cheer_boy_205Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7:41 am
        I would not pay 2,000 for pizza these people are bagan !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • Nemesis primeThursday, February 16, 2017 at 3:57 pm
          Bro u would have enough money to buy that in about a week but say goodbye to your bills
          • Space SushiThursday, February 16, 2017 at 9:01 am
            My life goal is to be able to afford this pizza
            • sophiya
              sophiyaWednesday, February 15, 2017 at 5:31 pm
              it looks like a pastry!!! also I get it why its unique coz it looks nothing like a pizza!!!
              • Banana ManWednesday, February 15, 2017 at 3:53 pm
                well the pizza looks cool and sounds cool, but if i had to eat it, i would say no
                • BillWednesday, February 15, 2017 at 6:18 am
                  The fish eggs are illegal the species of fish are endangered and trying to repopulate
                  • MeTuesday, February 14, 2017 at 5:29 pm
                    it looks wierd
                    • HiTuesday, February 14, 2017 at 5:22 pm
                      Calm down the gold is edible Any way my parents would not pay 2000 dollors

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