Nader Hatami sure hopes so. You see, he owns the Steveston Pizza Company, which is selling a lovely $450 pie.
“I never thought I’d sell so many,” Hatami said.
So what makes this pizza worth $450?
Well, the “C6″ comes with a thermidor of lobster and black Alaska cod…and a side of Russian osetra caviar.
Too rich for your blood? Well, rest easy. The $120 version is topped with roasted garlic, Icelandic scampi, smoked steelhead, and lobster ratatouille.
“The idea was to make a culinary statement,” Hatami said. “I don’t know if you’ve tried our pizza but each one is pretty unique.”
The previous record for the world’s most expensive pizza was set by Gordon Ramsey’s Maze restaurant for $178. It’s topped with onion puree, white truffle paste, fontina cheese, baby mozzarella, pancetta, cepe mushrooms, freshly picked wild mizuna lettuce, and shaved white truffles.
Still too rich for your blood? Never fear…the Steveston Pizza Company offers several choices for the average Joe, including a standard pepperoni pizza starting at just $14.
Hatami says there’s more to his deluxe pizza than expensive ingredients.
“As far as the taste goes, anybody can come up with the right amount of salt and pepper,” he said. “To me, good food is the one that feels good after eating it. You don’t say, ‘Oh, I need to take a nap’ or ‘Oh, I’m so stuffed.’”
As for me, I’ll be sticking to the pizzas you can eat without taking out a loan first.
- B.C.’s first $450 pizza hits the market at Steveston Pizza Co. (theprovince.com)
- Vancouver’s $450 pizza not a big seller (upi.com)
- $450 pizza offers lobster, caviar for the B.C. upper crust (canada.com)