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5 over-the-top meals only a millionaire could afford

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5 sumptuous meals only the super-rich can afford

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.

Let them eat cake

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.

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The most expensive omelet in the world

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.

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Opulent ice cream

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.

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Super rich chocolate

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.

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Brunch at sea

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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