The world’s most expensive burger was sold in Dubai, all in the name of charity.
Pink Caravan’s breast cancer charity auction ‘Pink Bite’, hosted at Galeries Lafayette, Le Gourmet, The Dubai Mall, attracted a host of prominent government officials, public figures for the this popular culinary fundraiser, which raised over $29,000 (AED 108,755) on the night.
Seven of Dubai’s top chefs were paired with Pink Caravan ambassadors, and their support teams, to put together innovative pink-themed creations inspired by Emirati cuisine at their live stations.
The burger called the ‘Seven Emirates Burgerstack’, was created by chef Russell Impiazzi, culinary director of Galeries Lafayette Le Gourmet, along with Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, chairman, Department of Statistics and Community Development, Sharjah and co-founder of Musafir.com.
The Burgerstack was prepared with seven patties with aged cheddar and veal bacon in a saffron brioche burger bun with 7 spices and Harissa burger sauce. The dish was served with a milkshake.
During the hour-long auction, all ambassadors tried to sell their dishes at the highest price. Sheikh Al Thani sold four of his signature burgers, one of which was bought for $10,000 (AED 36,700).
"I have been an ambassador of Pink Caravan since the very beginning, and I am extremely honoured to be here today," said Sheikh Al Thani told news agency WAM.
“Two years ago we broke the world record by selling one burger for $7,000, and this year we wanted to top that. Of course, all proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness and free detection at an earlier stage.
"I am so proud of the charitable spirit of the people here in the UAE. We may be celebrating 2017 as the ‘UAE Year of Giving’, but for the people of this nation every year is. It is the personal responsibility of every individual to participate in initiatives like the Pink Caravan, for it is one of the best ways to give back to the community.”