5 of the World’s Most Luxurious Foods and Drinks

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The two things that are necessary for our very being is food and drink. We need to eat food to fuel our bodies and keep us fit and healthy, and we need to drink, to keep us hydrated and our bodies functioning to their optimal performance. While they are very necessary for our survival, they have also become a signature of our social status, and often valued as luxury. Here are 5 luxurious examples of the finest food and drink that are on offer.


Saffron

Saffron is harvested by hand from the autumnal crop of the crocus flower. The saffron crocus bulbs (crocus sativus) are planted in late summer, and the female stigmas must be picked within a three-week window before the first frost. Each crocus plant produces three stigmas, and they are so delicate that they must be picked by hand – hence the high value of over $2,000 per pound (to put that into perspective, one pound consists of approximately 225,000 stigmas).

White Truffles from Alba, Italy

White truffles are also harvested in fall, but the difference between them and saffron is that they cannot be cultivated, and can only be foraged for in woods (usually by pigs or hounds). The truffles are not only rare but notoriously difficult to transport and keep fresh: they must be eaten within seven days of being harvested. The white truffle surpasses the other varieties of truffle with its fragrance and flavor which is said to be able to perfume a whole room with intense earthy, musky aroma. A 3.3-pound Alba White Truffle specimen sold for a staggering $330,000.

The Setting, a 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

The most expensive bottle of wine has now been sold by auction for an eye-watering $350,000. Luxury wine storage will be needed in order to retain its quality and value, and to help the owners resist ever uncorking it! The luxury wine market has withstood numerous recessions, and has shown a consistent return on investment, Octavian Vaults, can provide you with all the latest news in this exciting industry.

Beluga Caviar

Beluga Caviar, revered by Hollywood in the 1950s as the most expensive food in the world, is so luxurious that it is recommended only to be eaten using a piece of toast so that the cutlery doesn’t oxidize it. The sense of luxury and its high price is in response to the caviar only being produced by the critically endangered Beluga Sturgeon, who can take up to 20 years to reach maturity to be able to produce their roe. Beluga Caviar costs up to $5,000 per 2.2 pounds.

D’Amalfi Limoncello Supreme

There were only two bottles of D’Amalfi Limoncello Supreme commissioned, and the anonymous client kept one, so there is still one available on the market, but with a price tag of $35.5 million dollars, you must be sure about your purchase – there will not be a returns policy. You may be asking about how this drink has such a price tag, in which case you will be comforted to know that the body of the bottle contains an example of one of the rarest diamonds of 18.5 carats. The spirit inside the bottle is a traditional liquor of Italy’s Campania region, and is diffused with lemon peels, although it is possible that no one will ever dare to break the seal to try it!

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Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty said...

I hope you are having a great Thanksgiving. I don't think I would ever eat Caviar.

Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

Emmy said...

I've had caviar before but not beluga. Would love to try that:)
Just wanna say Belated Happy Thanksgiving, Kim, and have an awesome Black Friday. Don't shop too much:P

little luxury list said...

Mmm I love the aroma of truffles!

jo said...

OMG, the last one. Lol. I don't think I ever had caviar, wonder if I will like it.

xo Jo

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Diva Desle said...

I love Saffron so much. It's great in arabian cooking and I love Saffron tea too. 💖

Lorena said...

I am a cheap date, I can do without these !!!