If you really hope to impress, you may want to try what has been called the world's most extravagant pizza. The "Luxury Pizza" is only available at New York's Nino's Bellissima restaurant and is topped with six varieties of caviar, chives, fresh lobster and creme fraiche. The 12-inch creation retails for $1,000 or $125 a slice.
For those with even richer tastes, the most expensive pizza in the world has been created by restaurateur Domenico Crolla of Bella Napoli. His Valentine Pizza is topped with sun blush-tomato sauce, Scottish smoked salmon, medallions of venison, edible gold, lobster marinated in the finest cognac and champagne-soaked caviar. If you can afford the $2,745 price, you ought to be prepared to leave a pretty good tip.
This time next year you will be able to place your order on line at www.1800COOKING.org. The company has launched a campaign on www.indiegogo.com to fund servers and software to handle orders for independent pizzerias. According to founder Don Campagna, "We will donate 2% of profits to Feeding America and their national network of 200 food banks." Doing something nice for your loved one while helping others sounds like a perfect holiday gift.