Would you pay 2,000 dollar (about 1,800 euro) for five pieces of nigiri sushi? The most expensive sushi in the world was created by Chef Angelito Araneta Jr. from the Phillipines. It’s wrapped in 24-carat gold leaf and garnished with diamonds. The diamonds are not meant to eat; chances are sharp edges will damage your innards. But gold leaf is edible, although tasteless. In general, the more carats, the more gold becomes edible. From 22 carats it’s completely safe to eat. The gold will pass through your digestive tract without being absorbed.
For those of you with some money to spare, Chef Deveaux created the exclusive Millonaire Sushi roll. It’s enhanced with foie gras with layered black truffels, black caviar and flakes of gold leaf. This recipe may put a dent in your bank balance, but enjoying this extravaganza will make you undoubtedly feel like a million dollar!
Position all six slices on a dark sushi board at a 45-degree angle. Leave some space between the slices. Put small ‘nests’ of brightly colored, shredded vegetables (such as cucumber and carrot) behind each slice. As a final touch to the opulent esthetic, add a few ornately carved pieces of wasabi. Now you’re ready to eat and feel like a million dollar!