The most expensive soup in Illinois costs over $1,800 for just a bowl but the big question is what's in the ingredients to drive up the price that much?

One Of The Most Expensive Communities In Illinois

I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago. It was a nice area to live and for the most part nothing too fancy. However, there was one place a couple of towns over that was slightly above the rest.

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That was Oak Brook. I would consider it one of the more expensive cities to live in Illinois. The residents stay on their little island surrounded by suburbia. I'm unsurprised that's where you'll find Illinois' priciest bowl of soup.

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Of course, a town like Oak Brook needs a fancy hotel. It's called The Drake Oak Brook. When celebrities come to the area, that's where they stay. Walking through the halls feels like you're visiting a whole other world.

Inside a fancy hotel needs to be an elegant restaurant. For The Drake Oak Brook, that's The Colonial Room. You're not going to find any happy hour specials on the menu. They feature special entrees and meals for their guests.

The Most Expensive Bowl Of Soup In Illinois

One of the newest items added to the menu at The Colonial Room at The Drake Oak Brook is the $1,863 Bookbinder Soup Experience. This dish has a history that goes back to the 1800s. What does this expensive meal include?

The Drake Oak Brook

  • Seafood bisque prepared with red snapper from the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Ossetra caviar.
  • Snifter of Louis XIII Cognac.
  • Personal cooking lesson on how to make the soup from the executive chef.
  • Reservation is required at least two weeks in advance.

Now, that's what I would call some fancy soup. I'm guessing you shouldn't put crackers in it.


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