$5,000 Pho Features Foie Gras and Wagyu Beef

May 15, 2011

The $5,000 pho auctioned at the Bash Benefactor Dinner on Friday is no mere bowl of noodle soup. This Vietnamese treat featured the best the culinary world has to offer, starting with its foie gras broth. The pricey pho also included white alba truffles, noodles made from blue lobster, A5 Wagyu beef and hand-raised bean sprouts, according to LA Weekly.

Proceeds from the $5,000 pho went to the Children's Hospitals of Los Angeles and Orange County and the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. If you missed the exclusive dinner and auction, never fear: reporter Elina Shatkin writes that the charitable dish will be on the menu at Crustacean in Beverly Hills for time immemorial, and all sales from the savory soup will be donated to the Children's Hospital.

Note: While the image above isn't of the $5,000 pho, we hope it's close enough to whet your appetite.

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