A giant burger that contained seven juicy beef patties (one for each of the emirates in the United Arab Emirates), aged cheddar cheese and veal bacon strips in a saffron brioche bun was auctioned off for $10,000USD in Dubai! AND it was taken up by Asma Al Fahim, founder of Dubai lifestyle magazine Villa 88, who phoned in the winning bid. Why in the world would anyone spend 10 grand on a burger? Well, it was all done for a good cause.
The burger was auctioned off by Pink Caravan, which campaigns to raise awareness of breast cancer, alongside several other dishes, raising in total $29,633. Al Fahim stated that she wanted to support a good cause and honor former Pink Caravan director Ameera bin Karam, who died in a house fire last year.
The extravagant burger was meticulously prepared by Russell Impiazzi, culinary director at Le Gourmet in Dubai’s Galeries Lafayette, along with a member of Qatar’s royal family, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani.
“Two years ago we broke the world record by selling one burger for $7,000, and this year we wanted to top that,” Al Thani said in a statement. “All proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness and free detection at an earlier stage.”