This $1,600 Kobe Beef Burger Comes With a Gold and Caviar-Infused Bun

The "Black Gold" burger may be the most outrageously over-the-top burger yet.
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H Bar Black and Gold burger

Houston's swanky H Bar is serving up a $1,600 burger that takes conspicuous consumption to a whole new level. While it's far from the only extravagantly-priced stunt sandwich on the market, the Black Gold burger is surely the first meant to be a gilded tribute to Houston's oil industry, using actual 24-carat gold leaf in the black brioche bun. 

The burger's other ingredients will be familiar to those who have followed the ultra-expensive burger game: sixteen ounces of Wagyu beef flown in from Japan, seared foie gras, black truffles and truffle aioli, all piled between the striking black and gold bun.

h bar black gold burger w: fries

That brioche beauty is infused with both liquid caviar and 24 carat gold before it's covered in gold leaves and baked, imbuing the blinged-out bun with a unique "Black Gold" appearance meant to be an edible salute to the lucrative Texas oil industry--and definitely not the Soul Asylum power ballad of the same name. The finished Black Gold burger is served with a bottle of 2006 Dom Perignon and a side of hand-cut fries dusted with 24 carat gold powder, in case you're craving even more gold to eat with your champagne. 

The Black Gold burger served at H Bar inside Houston's Post Oak Hotel is just the luxe property's latest over-the-top amenity. The hotel, overseen by Houston Rockets owner and hospitality billionaire Tilman Fertitta, also boasts a private helipad, a two-story Rolls-Royce showroom, an on-site Bentley and Bugatti dealership and a 30,000 bottle, $5 million-dollar wine cellar.

houston post oak hotel wine cellar

In addition to the Black Gold burger deal, the hotel is also offering a ridiculously decadent $1 million wine package with access to 43 vintages of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, multiple bespoke gourmet dinners at the newly-opened The Cellar at The Post Oak Hotel, and, most notably, “His & Hers” Bentleys, a 2020 Continental GT Convertible and a 2020 limited edition Bentagya. Sounds like quite a deal for gazillionaire Houstonians seeking a truly unforgettable Valentine's Day present.