When you think of what the ultra-rich might eat, visions of caviar and white truffles probably come to mind.
But the wealthy also seek out unique creations. CNBC's "Secret Lives of the Super Rich" chronicles some of the most outrageous and expensive gastronomic pursuits the well-off have indulged in.
Here are five highlights from the show's fifth season.
Price for one cupcake: $750
At The Venetian Las Vegas, there's an over-the-top secret-menu cupcake. It's made with Venezuelan chocolate that sells for $100 a pound, and it's topped with 24-karat gold flakes as well as gold caviar. It's accompanied by a hand-blow sugar crown, filled with Cognac that costs $2,500 per bottle.
Price for one omelet: $1,000
It's no secret that brunch in Manhattan can get pricey. But at Norma's in Le Parker Meridien hotel, one particular omelet will set you back $1,000. The breakfast in question — dubbed the "Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata" — includes 10 ounces of high-end caviar, six fresh eggs, chives, potatoes and, of course, a whole lot of lobster.
Price for one sundae: $1,000
Visitors to New York City's famed Serendipity 3 typically opt for its popular frozen hot chocolate. But the ultra-rich can afford a much more indulgent menu item: The "Opulent Sundae," which goes for $1,000 a pop. The treat comes complete with three scoops of gold-covered Tahitian vanilla ice cream, almonds, caviar and a sugar orchid that takes eight hours to build. The dish is served in a $350 Baccarat crystal goblet lined with 23-karat gold leaf.
Price for four truffles: $1,000
Created by master chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt, this is allegedly the most expensive truffle in the world. Thick chocolate ganache imported from Ecuador covers a peridford truffle, a rare mushroom that sells for nearly $1,600 a pound on its own. The dessert is then dusted with more cocoa powder. It sells for $250 a piece.
Price for a 10-person brunch: $10,000
When you're a VIP aboard beauty mogul Carolyn Aronson's 165-foot yacht for a cruise up the Miami River, brunch is a decadent affair. Aronson, the founder and CEO of hair product company It's a 10, treats guests to an exclusive meal from Miami hot spot Seaspice that includes lobster, oysters, red snapper and caviar, as well as free-flowing Dom Perignon champagne. The final price tag — paid in its entirety by Aronson — comes to more than $10,000.
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