Love is in the air, and it smells a lot like pizza—,000 worth of pizza, in fact, for romantically inclined Arkansans willing to spend that much to impress a date (or a mate).
Eureka Pizza, with 10 locations around Northwest Arkansas and in Fort Smith, has unveiled a Valentine’s Day pizza that costs a cool grand. It features 24-karat gold-crusted Kobe beef, Madagascar vanilla poached lobster, crème fraiche, camembert and fontina cheeses, white truffle and Porcini sauce, shaved black truffle, goose liver pate meatballs, Russian caviar, and champagne, all on top of a crust that’s infused with saffron, chestnut honey and fleur de sel.
“I believe it is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift,” Eureka Pizza owner Rolf Wilkin told KNWA. “I guarantee you this will be the most delicious—and most expensive—pizza you are ever likely to buy. ”
Wilkin founded Eureka Pizza in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 1992 and was featured as PMQ Pizza Magazine’s first-ever cover subject in Fall 1997. He received the Salut au Restaurateur Award in 2019 from the Arkansas Hospitality Association, and his restaurant has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on ESPN.
For an additional charge, Wilkin told KNWA, the Valentine’s pizza can also be topped with Delafee chocolate from Switzerland, Gia Russa Alla vodka sauce and Olli Salumeria Tuscano salami. Customers can also pay extra for a crust stuffed with Winnimere cheese.
Orders for the pizza must be placed 48 hours in advance, he noted.