A $700 Feast: DBG Unveils Philly's Most Luxurious Burger Yet
Written by: Sam Orlando
Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia has welcomed a new dining venue last week, DBG, the Drury Beer Garden, that has decided to redefine opulence in a bite. Not just any bite, but a $700 hamburger that offers an extravagant taste experience that transcends the conventional limits of a burger.
Dubbed the "Gold Standard", the lavish hamburger has made its place on the menu, serving an unprecedented combination of A5 Wagyu beef, caviar, truffle, and lobster flambeed with Louis XIII cognac. As though that wasn't indulgent enough, the burger is gilded with gold leaf and is topped off with a Wexford aged Irish cheddar.
The fries accompanying the luxurious entrée aren't any less lavish. They're delicately drizzled with the rare and potent 1500+ Manuka Honey, a nectar of the mānuka tree native to New Zealand. The precious honey, celebrated for its unique taste, has an online price tag reaching up to an astonishing $816.
Further pushing the boundaries of fine dining, the DBG's Gold Standard burger is served with a side of Louis XIII cognac, a precious spirit aged for at least 40 years and produced in limited quantities by Remy Martin. The same bottle of cognac, according to Forbes, retails for a staggering $4,100.
"Burgers are one of the most loved food items around the world," said George Tsiouris, who co-owns the Center City restaurant with his sister, Vasiliki Tsiouris-Balis. "We are excited to provide our guests some amazing, creative and tasty options with our new menu concept."
The Gold Standard burger, despite its astounding price, still doesn't match up to the world's most expensive burger, retailing at $5,964. While it's caused a stir on Twitter, not everyone's on board with the hefty price tag. "No, that’s rent money," commented Twitter user @adaywithoutlove.
As the buzz continues, the DBG's daring interpretation of a classic burger has certainly given Philadelphia's food scene a new definition of luxury.