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!

Resources: townandcountry.org, odditycentral.com

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  1. What do New York pizzeria owners do to try create the best pizza?
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  • REGMonday, March 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm
    WANNA HAVE ONE
    • eden123
      eden123Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 6:40 pm
      I would never buy this pizza becoz 1. its too expensive 2. its a wast of money and yea pretty much!!!
      • hiThursday, March 23, 2017 at 10:27 am
        this is really cool!!!
        • landonThursday, March 23, 2017 at 9:14 am
          cool
          • dinoThursday, March 23, 2017 at 8:05 am
            when i grow up and i have 2,000 dallors i will buy that pizza
            • eden123
              eden123Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 6:40 pm
              cool
            • aftin Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7:41 am
              i tried it it good
              • kaiTuesday, March 21, 2017 at 8:55 am
                That's good !!!!!!
                • lolSunday, March 19, 2017 at 11:32 am
                  i am going to ny today and eat it we have enough money
                  • MichelleThursday, March 16, 2017 at 8:01 pm
                    Yum
                    • turtlenicole
                      turtlenicoleThursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm
                      I've seen this on the news before! I'm wondering if edible gold is good for your health though...

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