The next time you are in New York city and are feeling extra fancy with disposal cash, you should indulge yourself with the world’s most expensive french fries.
For $200, you would be treating yourself to a quintessential haute cuisine of fries topped with 23,000 edible gold dust.
Located in the upscale Manhattan Upper East Side, the restaurant Serendipity 3 is already the holder of world records for the most expensive burger ($295; £212) and ice cream sundae ($1,000; £721).
Guinness World Records certified the Crème de la Crème Pomme Frites as the most expensive fries on earth, the 10th of such records to have been claimed by the restaurant.
The fries start out as Chipperbec potatoes which are then blanched or scalded in vinegar and champagne. Then they fry in pure goose fat, not oil, and not once but twice, so they are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
That’s not all. They are then sprinkled with edible gold—about 23,000 specks of gold dust— and seasoned with truffle salt and truffle oil.
They are served on a crystal plate with an orchid, thin-sliced truffles, and a Mornay cheese dip. The sauce, too, is infused with truffles, a rare seasonal mushroom. The Corporate Executive Chef, Frederick Schoen-Kiewert said:
Truffle is the main star here.
Like many restaurants, Serendipity was closed during the COVID-19 pandemic and the management thought the fancy fries would be a good way to announce its return.
This decision appears to be paying off quite well as there is already an eight-10-week wait list to taste the fries.
Creative Director and Chef Joe Calderone said:
Serendipity is really a happy place. People come here to celebrate, to really escape the reality of life sometimes. It's been a rough year and a half for everyone, and we need to have some fun now.