Where to go if you’re planning to give yourself a treat? Here’s a list with six of the most expensive restaurants around the world.
Restaurant de I’Hôtel de Ville
Location: Crissier, Switzerland
Average price: U$532
The most effortless menu option brings eleven courses for 390 CHF (U$532) and that priceonly goes up when you include a bottle from the restaurant’s 40-page wine list. Late chef Benoít and his wife Brigitte Violier were the first to earn the desired three Michelin stars for the restaurant, but chef Franck Giovannini, who is now in charge of the kitchen, has managed to keep the high level with Celtic sea scallops and Alpine goat on the menu.
Location: Paris, France
Average price: U$626
Opened on the banks of the Seine in 2015, here you can have a feast for U$626. This option includes a whole-roasted barbecued pigeon, oyster concassé and monkfish among aubergine caviar with sautéed ceps.
Location: New York, USA
Average price: U$595
With a tasting menu that costs U$595 per person – not including beverages and tax – Masa is known as America’s most expensive restaurant. Reservations for the 26-seater restaurant are made three weeks in advance and it is said that chef Masa Takayama prepares the menu himself, featuring fresh fish and Kobe beef right from Japan.
Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée
Location: Paris, France
Average price: U$603
The French chef renovated his restaurant at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in 2014 and the glamour is enough to recommend Alain Ducasse’s boldest Paris undertaking. The dining room ceiling drips with 10,000 crystals and cutlery created in the 1970’s is reedited for the restaurant. A menu of three half dishes, cheese and dessert will cost around U$600. Drinks are not included.
Kitcho Arashiyama Honten
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Average price: U$646
Led by chef Kunio Tokuoka, the restaurant is styled in the fashion of a tea ceremony house, with tatami mats and low tables overlooking beautiful gardens. The dishes served here are premium and seasonal, which is the cornerstone of typical kaiseki cuisine.
Location: Ibiza, Spain
Average price: U$2380
Yes, you read that right. The 12-seat restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel charges U$2380 per person for its 20-course dinner. Open only during the island’s summer season, Sublimotion offer diners an immersive, culinary-entertainment experience, which includes virtual reality elements, laser light shows and projection mapping in a room. The menu includes edible entrance tickets, a variety of seafood cooked in a shell and a DIY salad that guests picks from vegetables that seem to be growing out of the dining table.