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

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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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  • darklord732
    darklord732Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 6:03 am
    i am not paying $2000 for pizza
    • zSunday, February 4, 2018 at 2:50 pm
      i wwould eat gold
      • ppylvr
        ppylvrWednesday, January 31, 2018 at 2:48 pm
        omg that is absoulutley rediculous. but i want one! FOR FREE
        • MeSunday, January 21, 2018 at 6:24 am
          The 🍕🤑pizza is so expensive.
          • artgirl4ever
            artgirl4everMonday, January 15, 2018 at 5:16 pm
            WHO would eat gold?! How about picking the pieces of gold OFF the pizza? LOL 🤣🍕🤣
            • liberalmingo
              liberalmingoThursday, December 28, 2017 at 8:41 am
              yum but too expensive
              • liberalmingo
                liberalmingoTuesday, December 26, 2017 at 9:52 am
                Who has that much money?
                • liberalmingo
                  liberalmingoMonday, December 25, 2017 at 4:22 pm
                  • liberalmingo
                    liberalmingoMonday, December 25, 2017 at 4:22 pm
                    • bacon is amazinFriday, December 15, 2017 at 9:06 am
                      cool but gross

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