London [UK]: A seven-layered cheeseburger became perhaps the most expensive meal after going under the hammer for 10,000 dollars in Dubai.
For the huge price tag, the buyer Asma Al Fahim, founder of Dubai lifestyle magazine Villa 88, got seven beef patties, one for each of the emirates in the United Arab Emirates, aged cheddar cheese and veal bacon strips in a saffron brioche bun, the CNN reported.
Russell Impiazzi, culinary director at Le Gourmet in Dubai’s Galeries Lafayette, and a member of Qatar’s royal family, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, prepared the giant meal.
Al Thani said in a statement, “Two years ago we broke the world record by selling one burger for 7,000 dollars, and this year we wanted to top that. All proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness and free detection at an earlier stage.”
The auction was run by Pink Caravan, which campaigns to raise awareness of breast cancer. Al Fahim said she wanted to support a good cause and honor former Pink Caravan director Ameera bin Karam, who died in a house fire last year.
The pricey burger was one of four that were auctioned, alongside several other dishes. The sale raised a total of 29,633 dollars. (ANI)