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Groupon Helps Create Outrageously Expensive Meat Pie in Australia

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | May 25, 2015

Groupon Helps Create Outrageously Expensive Meat Pie in Australia

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Groupon, a service that saves travelers and foodies money, helped create one of the most expensive pies ever fathomed.

While we are perfectly content to devour the usual meat pie with a side of mashed potatoes and warm gravy, the executive chef at the Lord Dudley Hotel in Sydney, Paul Medcalf, chose to go another route.

As he explains in the video, in order to celebrate Groupon Australia selling two million food-and-drink vouchers, the call was made to make a $12,000 meat pie.

The creation contains some of the most lavish ingredients and comes gilded and ready for anyone with a big appetite and deep pockets:

Now this is being called the “world’s most expensive ‘surf & turf’ pie” by Groupon Australia.

Although there is some conjecture to that label. Fox News points out that Guinness has tabbed the pie from the Fence Gate Inn (Lancashire, UK) as the most expensive in the world, coming in at $14,260 (U.S. dollars).

As the report states, the AU dollar amount of $12,000 equates to about $9,484. So perhaps this isn’t a world record, but it’s still pretty darn impressive.

If you are interested in chowing down on the good stuff, Groupon offers a bit more on how to win an exquisite meal.

From now until June 3, you can enter for a chance to win a free taste of the pie, or you can just buy the thing for an exorbitant price. However the restaurant in Woollahra will need two weeks notice if you plan on making it rain on this particular pie.

The website gives a list of what comes with the meal: “Gourmet ingredients include succulent Wagyu beef, West Australian lobster, truffles, two bottles of Penfolds Grange Reserve, and German gold leaf.”

Groupon offered a similar tasting for those in London last year with a $1,700 hamburger called the Glamburger.

That tasty morsel was created to celebrate five million vouchers sold in the United Kingdom. So it seems Groupon, dedicated to saving travelers money, breaks the bank when it feels a bit festive.

For those of us without the means, we suggest sneaking up to a pub on a cold day and ordering a regular meat pie and a pint. It won’t hurt the wallet and will certainly taste like a million bucks.

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