The world’s most expensive kebab

Billed as “the don of all doners”, the world’s most expensive kebab will set you back a cool £750. The dish has been devised by British chef Andy Bates who runs Eat My Pies who hand-picked succulent milk-fed lamb from the Pyrenees, chose barrel-aged feta cheese and a cooling cucumber yoghurt infused with Krug Grande Cuvee Champagne, and finished it with edible gold leaf and platinum. The full breakdown for this ultimate doner kebab is as follows: Shoulder of milk-fed lamb – £84 Coeur de Boeuf tomatoes – £20 Micro Cress and Bibb Salad – £11.95 Chili Peppers – £35 Barrel Aged Feta Cheese – £54.20 Laudemio Extra Virgin Olive Oil – £26.95 Purple violet potatoes – £15 Edible gold leaf and platinum – £130 Saffron – £138 Krug Champagne – £195 Other ingredients (garlic, lemon, salsa, mint, cucumber, yoghurt) – £40 Total: £750.10

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Paul, interesting that the saffron is more expensive than the gold and saffron. The question I’d like to ask is why would anyone spend this amount of money? Someone is saying that “I have so much money, that I can afford to waste it on a £750 kebab”.
    I have my own understanding of the the statement that is being made, I’m sure that others have ideas too. Mine is along the lines of the program “Secrets of the Superbrands” episode 2 about clothes. In it a psychologist explains why someone would buy a £50,000 handbag. All very interesting. Have a look on YouTube.

  2. John, Funny you wrote this… I was thinking the same! I wonder if it truly better? I think it’s pretty hard to mess up a kebab.

  3. I think the reality is probably that nobody buys it, John, and instead it’s nothing more than a (perhaps effective) PR exercise. I could be wrong, of course…

  4. Paul, you are probably right. This is probably the exact opposite of the Ryanair publicity department. The aim is probably to sell luxury kebabs for £75 and the buyers will think “Wow, I’m getting a bargain, this is an Andy Bates kebab!” Did you watch the program I mentioned? It is on YouTube.

  5. I saw most of the series, yes… and had previously followed Alex Riley’s earlier series on ‘Britain’s Really Disgusting Food’. He’s entertaining, yet thought provoking at the same time, which makes for a great combination.

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