£125,000 Ben Spalding’s Christmas Dinner Menu

Although not recorded as Guinness World Record, this Christmas dinner menu, devised by chef Ben Spalding can be considered world’s most expensive. Ben Spalding is the 25-year-old head chef at John Salt restaurant, (formerly called Keston Lodge) in Islington, a neighbourhood in Greater London, England. He did his best to present his version of a traditional Christmas Dinner, that will cost whopping £125,000 ($200,860) for four, or £31,250 ($50,215) per person.

The chef Ben Spalding
London chef Ben Spalding, currently head chef at John Salt

The focal point of the £125,000 Christmas Dinner Menu will be the traditional Christmas turkey, served this time with Dodine turkey and with Wagyu beef fillet and heart, wrapped in £6,000 ($9,600) gold leaf and sprinkled with £5,000 ($8,000) Akbari pistachio nuts. Other expensive ingredients include a £37,000 ($59,500) bottle of Piper Heidsieck 1907 champagne will be served in diamond-studded flutes; a £2,000 ($3,200) stock of DIVA vodka, described as a “diamond-sand-filtered vodka” and served in a bottle that is filled with Swarovski crystals; a whole poached white truffle from Alba costing £3,500 ($5,600); 150-year-old balsamic vinegar costing £1,030 ($1,650), while for dessert gourmands will enjoy in beans of coffee berries excreted by the Asian Palm Civet cat and a Yubari King melon costing £2,500 ($4,000), in addition the the £2,600 ($4,180) Densuke watermelon.

If you’re interested for this world’s most expensive Christmas dinner, you should order it from and young head chef Spalding (who has also worked with Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal) will spend Christmas Day cooking in your kitchen. He has also promised to donate 80% of his fee to charity.

The menu, and the core ingredients used to make:

  • Diva Vodka – £2,000
  • Piper Heidsieck 1907 Champagne – £37,000
  • Dry ice – £180
  • Pata Negra Iberico jambon – £600
  • Birds Nest – £100
  • Almas Caviar – £5,000
  • 150 year old balsamic – £1,030
  • Whole White Alba truffle – £3,500
  • Pullet de bresse’s for stock – £2,500
  • Saffron stock – £500
  • Yubari King melon – £2,500
  • Dodine of rare breed turkey – £500
  • Wagyu beef – £4,500
  • Gold leaf – £6,000
  • Periogord truffles – £900
  • Akbari pistachios – £5,000
  • Kopi Luwak – £3,000
  • Amadei chocolate – £150
  • Densuke watermelon – £2,600
  • Gold Ugandan vanilla plate – £1,500
  • 1949 Cheval Blanc – £4,680
  • 1988 Corton-Charlemagne, Coche-Dury – £1,390
  • 1959 La Tache – £5,400
  • 1976 Chateau d’Yquem – £990

The most expensive Christmas dinner ever made costs £125,000 for four people
Using some of the finest ingredients on earth, this four course meal for four, is the ultimate culinary experience for the festive season.

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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