A portion of French fries is the most typical that we can find in most restaurants. They can be bagged, in the form of a segment with brava sauce or with ketchup and mayonnaise, they can also be scrambled with fried egg and seasoned with Iberian ham. This tuber is so versatile that it admits all kinds of accompaniments, but what they tend to have in common is that they are affordable servings, due to the fact that the price of potatoes is not very high. However, a restaurant in New York has decided to turn this typical and sought-after dish into a luxury item not suitable for all budgets.
This is Serendipity III , a restaurant whose claim is to accumulate Guinness titles due to its exclusive food. Its sophisticated menu includes the most expensive sandwich and shake in the world. To comply with the popular saying and make true that “there are no two without three”, now they also offer the most expensive French fries on the planet.
Called The Creme de la Creme Pommes Frites , these potatoes are priced per serving of $ 200 (169.7 euros) . The reason for its high amount is found in the ingredients that make up the dish. The main element is Chipperbec potatoes , a highly recognized and valued variety in the hospitality sector. For its preparation, these potatoes are blanched and blanched in vinegar and champagne. Afterwards, they are fried twice in goose fat, not in extra virgin olive oil. Once fried, 23 karat gold is sprinkled on top, as well as salt and truffle oil. For the accompaniment, a truffle sauce, Mornay cheese, a glass orchid and, of course, truffle slices are also used.
The sandwich and the shake
The restaurant’s other records have been achieved for its Quintaessential Grilled Cheese sandwich , made with French pulman bread composed of Dom Pérignon champagne and gold flakes. As for the filling, the luxurious sandwich has white truffle butter and caciocavallo podolico cheese, which is one of the most expensive in the world. In addition, when serving, it is presented on a base of tomato sauce and a lobster. The price exceeds 180 euros per unit.
As for the smoothie, it is presented in an elongated glass covered by more than 3,000 Swarovski crystals that already represent a visual luxury. While for its elaboration a Jersey milk is used famous for its high fat content and for the care in the breeding of the cows; a Tahitian vanilla ice cream; cream produced in England, famous for being much thicker; vanilla from Madagascar; 23 karat gold; whipped cream; a donkey caramel sauce made with cocoa from Venezuela, hazelnuts from Piedmont and donkey milk; and finally, cherries from Luxardo Gourmet Marchino, some of the best in the world. For 85 euros you can taste this exclusive shake.