Craving for pricey pizza toppings, anyone?
We bring you some of the most expensive ingredients you will find topping your slice.
Two One Two Bar & Grill, Mumbai
Price @ Rs 10,212
This is the selling price of the Chargrilled Lobster & White Winter Truffle Pizza which needs to be pre-ordered a day in advance. Its exorbitant cost is attributed to the lobster brought in from Boston, white winter truffle from France, black summer truffle oil, French butter, buffalos milk mozzarella from Italy, and finally, truffle salt. All ingredients have been specially handpicked by Chef Mikhail Shahani.
Price @ Rs 1,545
Serafina's Tartufo Nero — with robiola cheese, fontina, truffle cheese, truffle oil and sliced black truffles — uses some of the most expensive ingredients. This includes truffles worth Rs 7,000 per 100g, truffle oil priced at Rs 4,000 per 120ml and truffle cheese that is Rs 8,600 per 150 g. This is Serafina's signature pizza and goes best with a chilled glass of wine.
Olive Bar & Kitchen, Mumbai & Delhi
Price @ Rs 995
The Parma Ham & Rocket pizza is not only one of their best selling; it's also one that uses the priciest ingredients. What sets you back is the ham and cheese, both of which come from the Parma region of Italy, with the luscious produce retailing at Rs 2,000-2,500 per kg.
Chef Arun D'souza, executive sous chef at Olive, Mumbai, advises, "As soon as it hits the table, savour the crunch of arugula, the flavors of Parma ham and Parmesan before it blends in."
The Sassy Spoon, Mumbai
Price @ Rs 490
Irfan Pabaney, owner and chef, The Sassy Spoon says that the most expensive ingredient you will find on their pizza isn't what most would consider a regular topping. They use Dutch sour cherries which cost Rs 700 per kg. They are so pricey because they are not grown in India. The cherries are balanced with grilled chicken alfredo and caramelised onions and arugula.
The Glass House, Bangaluru
Price @ Rs 655
One of their signature pizzas is the Fig and Parma ham with blue cheese dressing, port stewed figs and truffle oil. The truffle oil is the most expensive ingredient as it is made of white truffles, also known as the piedmontese. The oil costs Rs 4,000 plus per kg. The Parma ham is also an expensive ingredient.