A day at the museum can make anybody pretty hungry. Just standing there for hours pondering the themes and messages artists are trying to convey through hundreds of mediums can leave our stomaches rumbling so loud, we’re sure to get shushed.
Ray’s and Stark Bar, located on the premises of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has a pretty extravagant secret: a gold pizza.
Relax, King Midas. This pizza isn’t made of solid gold and you’ll definitely enjoy it.
Created by executive chef Fernando Darin, the off-menu item features a few decadent variants to traditional pizza ingredients. A main component to it is Sottocenere – a truffled cheese from Italy, burrata, and edible gold flakes.
The idea behind the pizza, according to Chef Darin, was to take something simple and traditional and transform it into something chic and luxurious.
Reach Guinto, Foodbeast managing editor, got to try a few slices himself. Here’s what he thought of the gold pizza:
It was a kind of gooey and melty that was luxurious. I immediately knew my tongue was in the driver’s seat of a Rolls Royce with this special kind of cheese pizza.
Next time you’re visiting the LACMA, or you’re feeling peckish and in the area, perhaps you can indulge your inner royalty just a bit and give this secret menu pizza a shot.