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How to spend nearly $7,000 in one day eating the most extravagant food in New York City

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If you want to eat your way through New York City, you can settle for coffee carts and dollar pizza or you can do things in style.

With over-the-top options ranging from a $2,000 omelette to a $315 shot of bourbon, NYC is brimming with the best of the best when it comes to food.

Below, we've rounded up six of the most extravagant dishes you can find in the Big Apple, which will cost you a collective $6,529 — and that's before tax and tip.

Breakfast: $3,000 for eggs and a bagel

Start at Norma's, where the "Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata" costs $2,000.

This dish includes 10 ounces of Sevurga caviar, an entire lobster, six fresh eggs, cream, chives and lobster sauce. It's served over a bed of Yukon gold potatoes.

The "Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata" from Norma's in NYC's Le Parker Meridien hotel.
Le Parker Meridien

The frittata first debuted on Norma's menu back in 2004, when Le Parker Meridien's president, Steven Pipes, and Norma's executive chef, Emile Castillo, were brainstorming a way to incorporate caviar into an omelet. Their strategy? Go big or go home.

"Since it would be costly, they decided to have some fun with it," Lisa Tharp, director of guest communications for Le Parker Meridien, tells CNBC Make It.

Still hungry? Head over to the Westin New York at Times Square for a $1,000 bagel.

From November 1 through December 15, the hotel is offering an upscale bagel topped with white truffle cream cheese, goji berry-infused Reisling jelly and gold flakes, Fortune reports.

The Westin New York at Times Square

"I wanted to create something that speaks to New York, and is also a reflection of my culinary passion for seasonality and fine ingredients," the bagel's creator, chef Frank Tujague, tells Fortune.

The extravagance is for a good cause, however. All proceeds go to the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, New York City's largest emergency food program.

Lunch: $214 for a grilled cheese

At Serendipity 3, the chef makes a record-breaking $214 grilled cheese.

Formally named " The Quintessential Grilled Cheese Sandwich," the dish officially holds the title of the most expensive sandwich in the world, according to Guinness World Records.

"It's like a grilled cheese on steroids," Joe Calderone, the Serendipity chef who invented the cheesy indulgence, tells CNBC.


The sandwich starts with plush French bread that has Dom Perignon champagne and 23-karat gold baked throughout. It's then stuffed with caciocavallo podolico, a rare cheese imported from southern Italy, brushed with butter and a mixture of white truffle oil and gold flakes and warmed in a panini press. More gold is pressed on top.

Dinner: $2,000 for pizza

You can't visit New York without grabbing a slice. Keep things luxe with Industry Kitchen's $2,000 pizza pie.

With this dish, Chef Braulio Bunay wanted to create a delicacy to honor the restaurant's proximity to Wall Street. As with any pie, it all starts with the crust, in this case a special black dough made from Indian squid ink and special flour imported from Italy, then sprinkled with gold flakes from Ecuador.

Braulio Bunay's $2,000 pizza

After it's fired in the oven briefly, the crust is coated with a special white Stilton cheese from England and topped with thick slices of foie gras and $300 worth of black truffles, both flown in from France. It's then covered in Osetra caviar fresh from the Caspian Sea, edible gold made in Germany and rose petals for a pop of color.

"It was comforting and decadent and earthy and blingy all at the same time," writes CNBC's "Secret Lives of the Super Rich" host Robert Frank, about his experience trying the pie. "It was one of the best bites of anything I've ever tasted."

Dessert: $1,000 sundae

For dessert, head back to Serendipity to try their $1,000 "Golden Opulence Sundae."

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The sundae, which must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance, comes complete with three scoops of Tahitian vanilla ice cream covered in 23-karat gold leaf, as well as almonds, caviar and a sugar-forged orchid that takes eight hours to build. The dish is served in a $350 Baccarat crystal goblet (lined with more 23-karat gold leaf), with an 18-karat gold spoon on the side.

It features only the highest quality ingredients, including expensive chocolate from Tuscany and vanilla beans imported from Madagascar. Even the candied fruit on top provides a thrill of luxury — it comes from Paris.

"It's the most extravagant, opulent thing you can purchase in New York City," Serendipity owner Stephen Bruce tells CNBC.

Drinks: $315 for a shot of bourbon

Cap off the night with a $315 shot of Pappy Old Van Winkle bourbon at the Westin Hotel.

The drink is costly because of its rarity: Only 710 bottles of the bourbon were produced back in 1989 in Kentucky, which means that the distinct drink is only available to a select few.

Pappy Old Rip Van Winkle is one of the world’s rarest bourbons.

Foundry Kitchen & Bar in New York City's Westin Hotel was lucky enough to get no. 299. The bourbon retailed for $1,800 when it was bottled, but goes for much higher on the secondary market.

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