In Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a $200 plate of french fries stretches the definition of haute cuisine. The restaurant Serendipity 3 already claims world records for the most expensive burger ($295) and ice cream sundae ($1,000), so if the question is, “You want fries with that?” its answer is a resounding yes, reports Angela Moore for Reuters.
Guinness World Records certified the feat. As of July 13, the fries are officially the most expensive on earth.
The Crème de la Crème Pomme Frites start out as Chipperbec potatoes. They are 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.
Sprinkled with edible gold 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.
Source: Reuters. Read the full story and watch a video here. Reporting by Angela Moore, Writing by Nick Zieminski, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien
Photo: Chef Frederick Schoen-Kiewert serves The Creme de la Creme Pommes Frites, the world’s most expensive french fries. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz