The Glamburger is as over the top as it sounds. From the Kobe beef, to the Beluga caviar, to the gold leaf which adorns the bun, it is an exercise in excess. And that’s before you mention the 2,618 calories per serving, or even the £1,100 price tag.
It’s not short of flavours either – wave after wave of unashamedly big tastes hit you from the first bite. Too big to approach as you would a normal burger, the Glam forces you to retreat behind your knife and fork as you attempt to tackle it. This does, however, allow you to explore the ingredients themselves, which are all top of their respective ranges.
It is probably this hang-the-cost attitude to quality, from chef Chris Large at the Honky Tonk restaurant in Chelsea, which makes it work. If you were to try it at home with supermarket mince and a bit of crayfish, the effect would likely be disappointing, but when you have white truffles and New Zealand venison, it somehow all comes together on both the plate and the palate.
Who would actually want to order a £1,100 burger is unclear. But in a city that is home to more billionaires than any other (there are around 72 in London), it’s not inconceivable that one or two of our wealthy plutocrats would like to indulge in what is perhaps the most expensive food item on the city’s menus, and almost certainly the maddest.
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