A $450 pizza topped with such extravagant ingredients as lobster and black Alaska cod was recently sold at an upscale restaurant in Vancouver. The Steveston Pizza Company, an eatery known for its pricy cuisine, has sold a few $120 pies in the past, though only one person was adventurous (crazy?) enough to drop such a large amount of cash on gourmet pizza.
Even the restaurant's owner, Nader Hatami, was a little shocked that someone would splurge on his more expensive offerings. "I never thought I'd sell so many," he explained to the Province. "The idea was to make a culinary statement. I don't know if you've tried our pizza but each one is pretty unique."
If you currently don't have $450 in your pocket to spend on a pizza, then you could always opt for the $120 version, which comes with roasted garlic, Icelandic scampi, smoked steelhead, and lobster ratatouille. If that is still out of your price range, you can snag a simple pepperoni pie for roughly $14. As someone whose palate has experienced what many would call "arrested development", the cheaper option is definitely more my speed.
For selling a $450 pizza, the Steveston Pizza Company has found its way into the Guinness Book of World Records. Previous to Hatami's creation, the honor of most expensive pie belonged to Gordon Ramsey's Maze restaurant, which goes for $178.
Pizza-scarfing Twitter users have weighed in on the issue. You can find a sampling of their culinary opinions embedded below.
People say that the economy is suffering. This guy is selling $450 pizzas! http://t.co/pmePo2Ez
$450 for a pizza. I think I will stick to my $20 pizza pie. Cool idea though. Happy Friday all http://t.co/3SAzM3VX
Pizza for $450 ?? Made with lobster, cod, & caviar?? I'll pass & eat little caesar pizza for 5.99...grease & all!
I had a $450 pizza once. But it had a hell of a lot of mushrooms on it. http://t.co/E1jXNFOp