Dubai: The most expensive burger in the world was sold Tuesday at Pink Bite – Pink Caravan’s breast cancer charity auction event. One of the burgers went under the hammer for a staggering $10,000.
In a random draw, seven of Dubai’s top chefs were paired with Pink Caravan ambassadors and support staff. The task given to the team was to put together innovative pink-themed creations inspired by Emirati cuisine at their live stations.
At the event held at Galeries Lafayette, Le Gourmet - The Dubai Mall, the Higher Organising Committee of the Pink Caravan announced that the charity auction raised AED 108,755 ($29,600).
According to the organizers, chef Russell Impiazzi along with sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, chairman of Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development and co-founder of Musafir.com, and his team made what they called the ‘seven Emirates burgerstack’; chef Robbie Stokes and social media influencer Ali al Saloum cooked a ‘yasa caviar with hot smoked sturgeon and al jabab blinis’; chef Tom Reger and Khawla Al Serkal, director general of Sharjah Ladies Club cooked ‘braised short ribs with desert truffles’; chef Reif Othman and Reem Bin Karam put together a ‘pita surprise and steam buns'.
Chef Izu and social media influencer Mohannad Al Hasouni tossed up a ‘seafood risotto with pistachio and dried cherry tomatoes’; chef Colin Clague and life coach Zina Habi did a ‘lobster kibbe with avocado labneh’ and chef Mohammad Orfali teamed up with Olympia Tabash, partner at Anfasic Dokhoon, to present a kebab dish they called ‘roots of my backyard forest’.
During the hour-long auction, the ambassadors tried to sell their dishes at the highest price. Sheikh Al Thani sold four of his signature burgers, one of which was bought by the owner of Villa 88 Magazine, a luxury lifestyle magazine in the UAE, for AED 36,700 ($10,000).
The event was organized as part of the team's mission to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer and the free screenings offered by them.