When I heard about the Fleur Burger 5000, which yes, costs $5000 dollars my first instinct was to check out the menu at Hubert Keller’s Fleur which is located inside the Mandalay Bay in Vegas. I was expecting ridiculously high prices and ultra fancy dishes but I found it to be quite the opposite. The menu consists of small plates which are broken down by region on the menu and includes dishes from the USA, France, Spain, China, and Thailand. They range from 12 to 18 dollars and are exceptionally made. The ahi tuna tacos from the USA are just delicious and the avocado cream they are topped with really adds some flavor to the already tasty dish. The tomato gazpacho with shaved serrano ham is excellent and at 14 dollars is well worth it. One of my favorite small dishes was the salt and pepper shrimp from China. P.F. Chang’s serves a similar dish so picture that times a thousand and made with the freshest ingredients. The large plates include braised Angus short ribs, potato crusted rainbow trout, and bacalao en tomate. The coq au vin is an awesome dish and is complemented by some mouthwatering roasted baby carrots. Fleur also has a nice little selection of steaks included filet mignon, an 8 0z. hangar steak, and a 40 oz. prime tomahawk rib chop with shallot sauce. You can also add foie gras or a lobster tail to any steak for just 25 dollars. There are also some decadent deserts on the menu including the brownie lollipop and vanilla crème brulee, both of which are delicious.
Now that we’ve discussed how good the Fleur menu is, let’s touch on why I’m writing this article in the first place. While Fleur serves a burger that costs 35 dollars they also serve the Fleur Burger 5000 which is aptly named as it will cost you 5000 big ones to chow down on one. It is made with wagyu beef, foie gras, and truffle. It is also served with a bottle of 1995 Chateau Petrus. The wine can go for as much as 3000 dollars a bottle and from what I hear is absolutely excellent so really you’re paying the bargain basement price of 2 grand for the burger. I can’t speak on how good the burger is as I couldn’t justify spending that kind of money on a meal for one but if money was no object I would definitely give it a try as I’m sure it is excellent. I would imagine the key to truly enjoying it is not expecting any particular taste given the price.
Could you guys ever see yourself paying 5000 dollars for a burger?