A Las Vegas restaurant is selling a $1,200 burger that comes with a musical twist

Las Vegas is always looking for ways to part people from their money, especially those who (temporarily) beat the house.

Say, for example, you have a hot run at the blackjack table and walk away with the a bucketful of chips. What are you going to do with that money? Save it? Invest it? Pay off some bills? Or buy an insanely overpriced cheeseburger?

The Study, a cocktail bar at The Cosmopolitan, has an off-menu burger called “The Burger” (clever, that) which costs US$1,200. How can anyone justify that show-offy price?

Well, it is made from A5 wagyu beef (the highest quality), sake kasu chedder (sake cheese?) and served on a potato roll with roasted Campari tomatoes and matsutake mushrooms (no idea). It comes with poutine with the fries cooked in duck fat and topped with duck confit, duck gravy, crispy duck skin, a poached egg and shaved white truffle.

To wash it down, there’s a flask of a tequila cocktail called the Oaxacan Old Fashion.

And finally, it’s served on top of a portable record player in its own suitcase. Diners get to choose one record for the bar’s library before they leave.

Crazy, right? Not entirely. Proceeds from sales of The Burger will benefit Ronald McDonald House.

Me and the Geeks&Beats crew are heading to Vegas for CES in January. We will not be dining at The Study.

(Via The Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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