As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the Kraken Bar on the island of Vir offers its guests an apparently very special burger, which they’ll have to set aside a whopping 1250 kuna for, and the young caterer Ante Basic behind this Vir burger claims he will have to raise its price.
Basic says he is aware that for many people, purchasing this wildly priced Vir burger is something that isn’t accessible, but explained that these are top ingredients. He states that he is aware that prices in general are too high, but he wanted to make something very different and better than the usual offer.
”Yes, that’s right. We do a burger that costs 1250 kuna. But because of it, I’m in the minus every time I make it because the ingredients are incredibly expensive. That’s why I’ll have to double the price next season. It will cost 2,500 kuna,” Ante revealed to local portal Zadarski.
There are two types of top-notch and aged beef inside the burger. The pastry itself is made right there and is caramelised with brown sugar. The Grand Marnier sauce is made of top quality cognac, and the burger also includes goose liver, caramelised onion in a red wine, and green vegetables grown using UV light in 100 percent balsamico vinegar. The burger also has English cheese on it which they had to get special permits to import, and an Italian cheese known for having matured inside a cave. In addition to all of that, the cherry tomatoes get put on the burger in vinegrette tangerine sauce, and as a decoration there’s also a large lobster tail.
”I worked out that every burger costs me 1248 kuna to make when all of the costs of the ingredients are added up. That’s why I will have to sell it next year at double the current price because this is unprofitable.
The ingredients that go into it are extremely delicate and some are very difficult to find, given that my family has been working in the catering and hospitality industry for a long time, I’ve travelled a lot and tasted various things at all kinds of restaurants. Maybe this is the most expensive burger in the countries of the former Yugoslavia, but it isn’t the most expensive one in the world. In Belgium, there’s a burger made from diamonds and gold leaflets which costs 30,000 dollars,” Ante told Zadarski.
Over the past year, they have sold seven of these Vir burgers, but Basic has stated that they also have other favourable specialties in their offer. Recently, a father and son from Vukovar came to try out one of these burgers because they read about it on the internet and wanted to try it.
”It’s true that that happened, but this isn’t a dish that you’ll eat every week, maybe you’ll have it once in your entire life. A guy might want to show off to a girl on a date by taking her for the most expensive burger in all of Croatia, and they’ll share it, because it’s saturated enough that it’s enough for two people. My desire is to turn this into a special story, and those who don’t want to pay so much can always choose something from our offer in a price range of 50 to 100 kuna. Our drinks cost from 10 to 2600 kuna, so there’s something for everyone,” Basic concluded.
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