If you’ve got money to burn on a pie, head to Nino’s Bellissima, where owner Nino Selima has created the Luxury Pizza, available for a mere $1,000. It’s a 12 inch thin crust pizza topped with caviar, lobster, creme fraiche, and chives. Let’s do the math: when you cut it into eight slices, each piece works out to $125.00.

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You can’t just walk in off the street and order the Luxury Pizza, though. The restaurant needs 24 hours notice for this creation since the caviar is delivered fresh upon request.

Nino was interviewed on 95.5 FM last week only a couple days after the debut of his pricey pizza; he reported that he’d already sold two Luxury pies.

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Some people may gasp at the extravagance and wonder, who on earth would buy this? But I’m not surprised. There’s so many people walking around this city with¬† money to burn; it’s probably the only place where a $1,000 pizza would sell – and actually thrive. People in NYC will buy any latest craze just to say they were one of the firsts to try it.

Anyways, if you go to Nino’s Bellissima and are still hungry after your $1,000 dinner, you can hit up Serendipity, a midtown restaurant that offers a $1,000 dessert called “Golden Opulence.” It’s an ice cream sundae that’s covered in 23K (didn’t even know there was such a thing) edible gold leaf, passion fruit, candied fruits from Paris, marzipan cherries, rare Chuao chocolate, and yes – more caviar! The sundae is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet (which means absolutely nothing to me) with an 18K gold spoon.

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It carries the royal title of “World’s Most Expensive Sundae” and requires a 48 hour advanced reservation. So, make sure you plan your $2,000 meal ahead of time! Oh, and don’t forget: tip isn’t included.

In the famous ending words of Cindy Adams’s gossip column in the Post, “Only in New York kids, only in New York.”

Posted by cher on Monday, March 10th, 2008 at 2:23 pm.

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