Do you think Rockpool's $28 wagyu burger is for peasants? Do you wish you could pay ten times more? Well, you are in luck because Levantine Hill Estate in the Yarra Valley has just launched a burger range, the most expensive of which is a pretty $250.
The burger comprises tempura lobster tail, wasabi butter, manchego cheese, champagne mayonnaise and wasabi leaf on a charcoal brioche. It comes with onion rings and twice-cooked duck fat chips covered with shaved truffle. Oh, and the bun is dusted with edible gold-covered sesame seeds on top of the bun.
The lobster is sweet and juicy, the tempura crisp and the chips are out of this world. But we preferred the wagyu beef burger, which is a bargain at the low, low price of $130. It's wagyu beef (marble score of 5.9+, thank you very much), thick-cut bacon, manchego cheese, champagne mayonnaise and roasted foie gras on a beetroot brioche bun. If you are wondering, yes, it is extremely delicious.
If you can't decide between land and sea, the surf and turf version could be for you. It's a wagyu beef paty, tempura scampi, manchego cheese, champagne mayonnaise and pickled iceberg lettuce on a matcha brioche bun. That one clocks in at $180.
All three are part of the 'million-dollar burger' campaign Levantine Hill is running over summer. At these prices, the winery figures it shouldn't be too tricky to sell $1 million worth of them. If you want to try these luxury burgers for yourself, get yourself off to the Yarra Valley this summer. No wheels? No worries – the winery has 16 helicopters to whisk you in and out in a flash.