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Summertime Treats—For a Price

Think of the amount of food you can buy with $1,000—then imagine spending that money all on one dish. It’s summertime, so let your diet and budget loose on five delicious splurges in the city, from a sundae with gold-covered almonds to a pizza topped with lobster and caviar.

The $120 DB “Royale” Double Truffle Burger from DB Bistro Moderne, stuffed with ribs and foie gras, and topped with black truffles

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Ice Cream Sundae from Serendipity 3
This well-known dessert has a topping you may not be familiar with as a topping: gold. The gold-covered almonds, which sit on top of three scoops of Tahitian vanilla ice cream and Venezuelan Chuao chocolate, are this $1,000 sundae’s claim to fame. DETAILS 225 E. 60th St., 212.838.3531,

The DB "Royale" Double Truffle Burger from DB Bistro Moderne
This $120 burger from Chef Daniel Boulud requires a sophisticated taste. After being stuffed with red wine braised short ribs and foie gras, the burger is topped with fresh black truffles, adding to the luxurious mix of flavor. DETAILS 55 W. 44th St., 212.391.2400,

Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata from Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien
If anyone were to question the price of this dish, the topping of 10 oz. of caviar and one pound of lobster can help explain it. This $1,000 frittata is considered to be the most expensive omelet in the world. DETAILS 119 W. 56th St., 212.708.7460,

The World’s Most Expensive Bagel from the Westin Hotel
The Westin Hotel took the classic breakfast bagel from boring to brilliant. While the white truffle cream cheese and goji berry-infused jelly gives remarkable flavor, the finishing sprinkle of golden leaves makes this $1,000 bagel glisten when served. DETAILS 270 W. 43rd St., 212.201.2700,

$1,000 Pizza from Nino’s Bellissima Pizza
This $1,000 pizza seems to be worth every bite. The Maine lobster tail, crème fraiche and caviar toppings solidify this pie as one of the most expensive pizzas in New York City. DETAILS 890 2nd Av., 212.355.5540,