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Foie Gras High Roller at Koi

 - May 8, 2008
References: koirestaurant & nymag
I'm a passionate sushi connoisseur, but even I couldn't fathom spending $1,000 on a roll. Apparently the chefs at Koi in New York didn't have customers like me in mind when concocting the High Roller, an ultra luxury sushi roll stuffed with foie gras.

The outside of the roll is wrapped in langoustine lobster sashimi, then it's topped with a drizzle of saffron and vanilla bean butter, rolled in caviar and then it's all topped with a sprinkle of balsamic... aged 100 years. Of course, serving the standard ginger and wasabi sides wouldn't do for succulent sushi like this, so they serve it with white Alba truffles which are shaved right in front of you.

In all honesty, it doesn't look appetizing at all. I'd much prefer my regular negitoro roll and a plate of fresh, assorted sashimi!