Zillion Dollar Lobster FrittataIf you take a look at the breakfast menu at Norma's Restaurant in the Parker Meridien Hotel in New York City, you might do a double take when you see "The Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata". Accompanied by a line that says, "Norma's dares you to expense this", this frittata costs $1,000.00 and is the most expensive omelet in the world. ("Frittata" is an Italian word for a flat omelet.) We met up with chef Emile Castillo to learn all about this omelet and how it is made.
What's In It?
The Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata boasts six eggs, a pound and a half of roasted lobster, chives, potatoes, and a lobster sauce made with the tomalley of the lobster, whiskey, and heavy cream. But the real bank-breaker is the 10 ounces of Sevruga caviar that gets piled on top of the omelet. The caviar alone comes out to around $1,000.00 anyway, so if you think about it, you are actually getting a good deal!
Who Orders It?
Since the hotel does tend to host an upper-class business crowd, selling this frittata is not as hard as one may think. Believe it or not, Norma's sells about one $1,000.00 frittata each month. It is normally sold to a group of four to eight people who all chip in to get a taste of this famous egg dish, but there have been a few people who order it for themselves. Norma's also offers a smaller, less expensive version of the omelet that comes in at $100.00. They sell about twelve of these per month.