London’s 10 most expensive dishes

4: Coq au vin at Coq d’Argent – £1,000

Another publicity stunt dish hit the headlines in 2013, when rooftop restaurant Coq d’Argent in the City launched a ruinously expensive coq au vin dish priced at £1,000.

Made by the head chef at the time, Mickael Weiss, the pricey bird, big enough to feed four financial fat cats, was marinated for a day in Domaine Trapet Le Chambertin Grand Cru 2009 until “tender and soft with rich and fruity undertones from the wine” – you’d hope it would be soft after a day-long bath in Grand Cru Burgundy.

To “enhance the flavours” of the Bresse chicken, the dish came with an additional bottle of Trapet Le Chambertin 2009. Anyone mad (or rich) enough to order the dish was allowed to pick the charity that all proceeds from it went to.

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