£23,500 for the world’s most expensive Christmas pudding.
British luxury retailer that created around-the-world tours of all the three Michelin-starred restaurants in the world presented the world’s most precious Christmas pudding.
Created by famed pastry chef Martin Chiffers, the real precious factor comes from two particularly rare pieces of history: a bottle of Duret 1810 Cognac and a highly collectible gold Henry VI Salut d’Or coin which depicts the Virgin Mary.
In addition, the pudding is created with the finest organic ingredients including Agawa dates and rare Mamra almonds from Iran as well as the finest alcohols including the limited Last Consignment Black Tot Rum, Perez Barquero Solear 1905 Sherry and 1834 Whitaker Marsala.
The coveted coin from Baldwin’s one of the largest Numismatic dealers in the world is worth £7,500 ($12,200) and shows the Angel Gabriel facing the Virgin Mary and the Latin cross on the reverse.
The other star of this luxurious pudding is, of course, the over 200 year old cognac, which costs £10,890 ($17,717). This Duret 1810, originates from the firm of James Duret and is an outstanding example of cognac made in the Prephylloxera era. Cognacs from this time exhibit different qualities from those made more recently. During 1872-4, all the cognac vines were destroyed by the dreaded Phylloxera Vastatrix louse, a tiny yellow mite, which feasts off the roots of vines.
In addition to the ‘Most Precious Christmas Pudding’, VeryFirstTo is also offering 10 rare silver threepences. The rare coins cost £70 ($114) and are George III 1762 bringing both luxury and tradition to your Christmas pudding – placing a threepence in a Christmas pudding is an age-old custom to bring wealth for the upcoming year.
The £23,500 ($38,500) VeryFirstTo pudding serves a minimum of 12 people, and purchaser will also be given all the remaining alcohols and presentation boxes.