Reasons you may want to throw the ultimate luxury blow out Super Bowl bash this year: 1. You have recently come into some fortune and want to demonstrate to your friends and family just what kind of baller you intend to be. 2. You talked a big game about 2019 being all about you and now you need to set a tone with the first official party occasion of the year. 3. The Patriots are in the Super Bowl (AGAIN) and (a) this is everything you’ve ever wanted, or (b) you need some way to distract yourself from this irritating fact.
If any of the above applies to you, or if you just like the idea of stratospherically elevating your typical Super Bowl party fare, we’ve assembled a pantheon of recipes to take the traditionally lowbrow, and make it all very, very highbrow. Butler not included. (But if you happen to hire one, do send us a photo.)
Lenox Marchesa Gilded Pearl 5-Piece Place Setting, $134.32 on Amazon
Why not invest in some gilded plates on which to serve your fancy food? Truly baller.
Ounce for ounce, saffron is more expensive than gold, and even though you will only need about two dollars’ worth to prepare this bold and savory sparkler, you can stand on principle and let everyone know what you’re about. Also, Cava is great and all, but nothing is stopping you from finishing this with Veuve instead. Get the Sparkling Saffron Cocktail recipe.
We especially like this recipe because it demands that you really embrace the lowbrow/highbrow concept in the preparation of these umami bites. You’ll have none of that pedestrian truffle oil here. This is all about getting your hands on some actual truffles, one of the most luxurious items of all, and then mixing them into the most basic of comfort foods. And then deep frying them to boot. Get the Truffle Mac and Cheese Bites recipe.
Alma Gourmet Fresh Italian Winter Black Truffles, 1 ounce for $79 on Amazon
Yes, you can even buy truffles on Amazon.
Whilst the deep fryer is already hot, let’s not degrade ourselves with mere jalapeños, which are almost literally a dime a dozen. Encased in a potato nest crust, the interior decadence of foie gras will evoke the creaminess of cream cheese, except way, way more expensive. Spice it up with peppers if you like, or just feel the burn emanating from all that luxury. Get the Foie Gras Poppers recipe.
Jamón Ibérico is one of the most expensive cured meats on earth, made from a particular breed of Portuguese pigs whose diet is highly controlled and consists mostly of acorns. If you’ve stashed away some metaphorical acorns of your own for this event, splurge for a whole ham, with its stand, and display it proudly alongside these easy rolls, adorned with pine nuts. (Which, not that we’re bragging or anything, ain’t exactly cheap either.) Get the Ibérico Ham Roll Ups recipe.
Spanish Iberico Ham with Slicing Stand and Knife, $299.99 on Amazon
This pata negra is free of nitrates and nitrites, but is kissed with Mediterranean sea salt amd cured for up to 24 months.
I mean, hello? Pulled pork and ground beef are nice and all for lesser hosts, but we have much more expensive versions of those meats incorporated into this menu already (see above and below). But it won’t much count as a Super Bowl party without sliders, so creamy, herb-laced lobster sliders will fit the bill nicely. Get the Lobster Sliders recipe.
Some may think that Wagyu, what with its decadently massaged bovine source, would be wasted on chili. And to those I say, well isn’t that exactly the point? Get the Wagyu Beef Chili recipe.
Can you think of anything more bombastic than taking a humble mess of tortilla chips, cheese, and scallions—the world’s most loved and yet tackiest bar food—and then garnishing it with the world’s ultimate delicacy? No? Good. Then our job here is done. Get the Caviar Nachos recipe.
Sasanian Hackleback Sturgeon Caviar, $76 - $152 at Sur La Table
American sturgeon caviar processed using classic Caspian methods.
Well, almost done. Every party needs something sweet on offer, and while gold leaf isn’t necessarily all that hard to come by or difficult to cook with, symbolically you’re gonna want to be THAT GUY who literally gilded the brownies. Get the Gold Leaf Brownies recipe.
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